At Frontier Veterinary Hospital, we typically refer urgent care to local emergency facilities who are equipped to support the needs of White Settlement cats and dogs.
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is showing symptoms or behaviors that are concerning, contact our office for advice or the after-hours emergency hospital listed above.
Animals are our passion and we are proud to provide high quality medical advice and care for your pet when they need it the most.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - Call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way. If you're not sure if you're experiencing a veterinary emergency, you can always call us during our regular clinic hours for advice.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call an emergency veterinarian, you may be provided with instructions to help you give your pet first aid or otherwise make them comfortable. Follow the instructions that you are given very carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our White Settlement veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
What situations require emergency care?
The following situations are examples of veterinary emergencies that require immediate care:
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)