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Common Pet Emergencies in the Spring

If your cat or dog experienced an emergency, would you recognize the signs of danger immediately? Many people fail to act fast enough when a pet emergency occurs. It doesn’t always look like tragically broken pets with injuries that are obvious to an untrained eye. Emergencies can happen without you seeing the event or knowing the cause. That is why our team at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills would like to spread awareness of some common pet emergencies.

Snake Bites

Snake bites are an emergency likely to occur when the weather warms up. More frequent walks at the park or around the neighborhood increase the likelihood of encountering venomous snakes. Many dogs are curious about other animals and may get too close. They may also not notice a snake until they step on one and get bit.


Parvovirus is a life-threatening illness that causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in puppies. Spring is considered “parvo season” by many veterinarians due to the number of young puppies infected with the virus as the weather starts to warm up.


Where do you put your leftover grass seed, fertilizer, and other lawn and garden products? What about pesticides that are used to combat hornet nests and other outdoor pests that arrive in the spring or early summer? If you are storing or discarding these products where your pet can reach, there is a chance your pet will experience a poisoning. Poisons can cause temporary illness, long-term sickness, or death. It depends on the chemical consumed, the amount consumed, and your pet’s unique bodily response.

Emergency Pet Care in Granada Hills, CA

If you experience a pet emergency in the Granada Hills area, contact Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital immediately. Even if you aren’t certain what is causing your pet’s symptoms, fast care is the best way to control pain, bleeding, and other signs of distress. Call our team today at (818) 363-8143 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.

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10:00 am-11:30 pm


10:00 am-11:30 pm


10:00 am-11:30 pm


10:00 am-11:30 pm