Animal Emergency Hospital
- On-site laboratory
- Digital X-rays
- Emergency Surgery
- Oxygen Therapy
- Blood Transfusions
- Critical Care Monitoring
What to do if your pet is in an emergency:
1. Stay calm. Take a deep breath and try to relax, you don’t do your pet any good if your not mentally in control.
2. Focus on getting your pet to a nearby animal hospital. Make sure to have the phone number and address for a local emergency hospital programmed into your phone in case you need it. Our phone number is (818) 363-8143 and our address is 16907 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Granada Hills, CA, 91344. It’s a good idea to keep the phone numbers and addresses of multiple veterinarians in case one happens to be closed the day of your emergency. Once you are on the way to the hospital, it’s a good idea to call the hospital so they can prepare for your arrival.
3. Examine your pet quickly before you transport them. Remember your pet is probably in shock and in pain, and because of this may act in ways that they normally wouldn’t. If they are any major wounds that are bleeding, apply a pressure bandage to the wound until you make it to the vet. Your pet may also be in too much pain to be picked up or to walk, in a case like this you can use a board of wood as a stretcher to transport your pet.
4. It’s always good to have a pet emergency kit somewhere close by. You can either make one yourself or buy one that’s pre-made. Most kits will contain gauze, vet wrap, gloves, thermometer, muzzle, slip leash, and more.
5. Once you arrive at the vet, the doctor will examine your pet and most likely want to to diagnostic tests such as x-rays and blood work. These are important in helping the Doctor find out what’s wrong with your pet, because in cases such as being hit by a car, there is a possibility of internal bleeding and organ damage that you may not be able to see from the outside, but is very apparent on an x-ray.
ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: (888) 426-4435