Emergency Care

Pet Emergency Care in Huntington Beach, CA

Even if you are a conscientious pet owner, your pet could suddenly experience a health emergency. Hot weather, fights with other animals, being hit by a car or other accident can cause severe injury or distress that requires immediate care by an experienced vet. At Friendly Animal Hospital in Huntington Beach, CA, we can provide diagnosis and treatment of pet emergencies.

Veterinarian treating a dog
What Constitutes A Pet Emergency?

Pet owners are sometimes confused about what constitutes a real pet emergency that needs immediate treatment. Here are some signs that indicate you should take your pet to the vet as quickly as possible:

  • Breathing problems, either difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Pale gums
  • Change in body temperature, either too cool or too hot
  • Continuous vomiting or diarrhea
  • Vocalizing in pain
  • Difficulty standing
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

What To Expect When You Bring Your Pet In For Emergency Care

Your Huntington Beach veterinarian will bring your pet into the examination room and do an immediate assessment of his or her condition. Bleeding or breathing problems will be immediately addressed. If indicated, blood work or x-rays may be done to determine what is going on in the animal’s body. The vet will then discuss options for further treatment with you. Your pet may need to stay in the animal hospital for a number of days while being treated. If needed, your vet can refer you to a veterinary specialist for care. After the emergency has passed, you will be provided with instructions for caring for your pet at home.

Emergency Care When You Need It

At Friendly Animal Hospital, we are available for prompt, professional emergency veterinary care in Huntington Beach, CA from 7 am to 9 pm every day except for major holidays, including Christmas, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. We pride ourselves on providing appropriate, affordable care for pets in emergency situations.

Make Friendly Animal Hospital Your Emergency Veterinarian in Huntington Beach, CA

Dr. Long Tran uses his extensive training in veterinary medicine to provide superior care for his patients in Huntington Beach, CA and nearby communities. We are a full-service veterinarian, offering a broad range of care, including vaccinations, spay and neuter surgery, dental care, diagnostics, orthopedic care, grooming, and urgent care. Call Friendly Animal Hospital at (714) 845-5722 when you need affordable emergency veterinary care for your pet.

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