Pet Emergency

Accidents happen to our pets.  Sometimes it is obvious as in trauma, lacerations, hemorrhage or seizures.  Usually,

Windsor Animal Hospital is equipped, staffed and prepared to handle veterinary animal emergencies.  We are available for your pet’s emergency 10-hours per day, 7-days per week. 

  • Our in-hospital diagnostic laboratory can perform blood panels on your pet within minutes. 

It is more subtle as in poisonings, cardiac failure, pneumonia, asthma, kidney failure, liver failure, urinary obstructions, stomach or intestinal obstructions, etc. When your pet is suddenly ill, it may be an emergency situation.  Your pet cannot tell you what they did, or how they feel.  You need to be observant to see if they are showing pain, not eating, not drinking, sleeping a lot, or hiding.

  • Rattlesnake antivenin for those all-too-common rattlesnake bites we see happen to patients from April to September.  We treat rattlesnake bites all summer long and our success rate is very high
  • Separate Canine ICU and separate Feline ICU for the intensive care patient
  • Digital X-ray equipment for fractured bones, looking at lungs, looking at stomachs and intestines that have eaten something not meant to be eaten such as rocks, plastic toys, socks, etc.
  •  Oxygen therapy for asthmatics, heart failure patients, anemic patients, etc
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • Full surgical suite for emergency surgery

These six photos show an emergency surgery where a cat had swallowed a long string.  The string was cutting into the intestine.  Removing the string saved the cat’s life.

 

Our doctors are trained and experienced in emergency care and critical care

This photo shows a stick puncture wound to the underside of a dog’s tongue.  The dog presented with the stick embedded into the tongue.  Our doctors anesthetized the dog, removed the stick, sutured the wound in the tongue, and placed the dog on antibiotics. She healed rapidly and completely.

Our nurses are trained and experienced in emergency care and critical care.