Emergency Services FAQs

Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center Answers Your Emergency Services FAQ

Even the most carefully tended pets can experience a sudden illness or injury that requires immediate care. Our emergency animal hospital has the special knowledge and equipment needed to deal with pet emergencies quickly and effectively. At Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center in Laguna Niguel, CA, we provide emergency care for pets that need immediate treatment.


What Constitutes A Pet Emergency?

A situation with excessive bleeding is considered an emergency that requires immediate care. Heatstroke from being out in hot temperatures is also an emergency. Choking or breathing problems are emergencies. Seizures should receive immediate investigation and treatment. Unconsciousness or collapse should be seen as quickly as possible. Inability to urinate or defecate is also an emergency. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea are emergencies. Obviously broken bones should be treated as quickly as possible.

What Emergency Pet Services Can You Provide?

We can provide suturing of wounds and setting of broken bones. If more complex orthopedic surgery is need, we can also schedule the procedure. We can provide oxygen delivery for breathing issues. If toxic ingestion has occurred, we can administer treatments to neutralize the poison or help the animal eliminate it from the body. Cooling measures and supportive medications may be needed in cases of heatstroke.

We can provide testing to find obstructions in the intestinal system if the symptoms indicate such a problem. We can provide treatment for eye injuries and other types of issues. We can also provide medications to stabilize blood pressure, heart rate and control seizures.

What Happens When I Bring My Pet In With An Emergency?

If you call ahead, we can better clear a place in the schedule to take your pet in immediately for examination. The vet will carefully evaluate your pet’s condition, while you wait in the waiting area. If immediate treatment for bleeding or a breathing problem is needed, the veterinarian and staff will provide it. Meanwhile, testing and evaluation will continue, so we fully understand the health problem in order to provide the right treatment. Once the animal is stabilized, you will be called in to see him or her. If further measures are required, the vet will discuss your options for treatment.

Make Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center Your Veterinarian in Laguna Niguel

Dr. Christina Haney and the team at Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center work hard to provide compassionate, quality care for all their patients in Laguna Niguel, CA and nearby communities. We offer many veterinary services for pets, including preventative care, vaccinations, surgery, dental care, laser therapy, acupuncture, and boarding. Contact Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center today at 949-388-8499 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about the emergency services we offer.

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