Do you know who to contact in the event of a pet emergency?
As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your four-legged family member in any kind of distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents happen. At Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.
Our facility is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff members who are skilled in emergency medicine, we’ll quickly diagnose the problem and deliver timely and effective care. Most importantly, we’ll handle your loved one’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything in our power to achieve a positive outcome.
Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
- Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
- Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
- Swollen or tender abdomen
- Difficulty urinating
- Foaming at the mouth
- Loss of consciousness
If you notice any of these signs, seek help right away. At Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to assess the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should your pet’s situation be too urgent for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.
We sincerely hope you never experience the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know where to turn. The team at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center will be here to provide the highest level of care available.