Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital
Regarding your favorite furred friends and health matters, you need a veterinarian who can support your urgent pet care needs in your local area. Mission Veterinary Clinic specializes in the most time-sensitive care with critical and emergency pet care. A clinic veterinarian can help triage your animal patient and will see your pet's needs in the order of severity at the time of your visit. As a pet hospital, you might think of us as your emergency room, instead of a primary care provider.
Explore the services and care offered at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, CA, and learn what may indicate a critical or urgent pet care need.
Conditions Indicating Urgent Care
Not all conditions below will require urgent care, but some indications that a visit to our pet hospital is warranted may include the following:
Skin allergies in pets, often referred to as atopic dermatitis, are often chronic conditions. Itching alone may not indicate urgent care needs, but allergies have the potential to become larger problems. If your pet has symptoms that progress in severity, such as a swollen face, chewed paws or open wounds, you may need an emergency vet. Fleas, another treatable condition, can also cause skin allergies.
Skin infections can be both bacterial and fungal. Bacteria such as staphylococcus can lead to further complications, including severe illness, if not treated with antibiotics and the correct medical care. Another common cause of skin infection may be a wound, such as a bite from another animal or a scratch.
An ear infection is a common pet complaint. In part, your pet's ears can become prone to dirt or scratching. In addition, oozing ears, swelling, redness, or loss of balance may indicate your pet needs medical treatment for ear infections.
A single episode of vomiting in your pet is likely no reason for concern, but repeated vomiting may indicate an urgent care visit. In addition, abnormal temperatures, extreme lethargy, or signs of dehydration in the gums indicate potential urgent care needs.
Pet diarrhea follows the same rules as pet vomiting, with a single loose stool likely not being severe. However, repeated upset and signs of lethargy and dehydration may indicate a more critical care need. As with vomiting, immediately get treatment if this is associated with potentially harmful chemical ingestion.
Contact Our Hospital for Pet Care
Contact us today at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital for your urgent and critical care pet needs in Granada Hills, CA. You can contact us as soon as there is an issue at (818) 363-8143.