Pet Emergency Services
in New Orleans, LA
If your pet is having an emergency, please call us now. Emergency care is available after hours, on weekends and holidays. Please call ahead to let us know you’re on the way.
Pet Emergency Services
Are you prepared for a pet emergency? Like people, pets can experience accidents and injuries requiring emergency care. However, sometimes it may be challenging to determine if your pet is experiencing a trauma that warrants a visit to urgent care or if their symptoms are those of something less serious. If you are unsure whether your pet requires veterinary trauma services in New Orleans, here are the most common reasons to seek emergency care for pets:
Suppose you notice your pet acting differently or exhibiting strange behaviors, such as withdrawing from you or suddenly fatigued. In that case, you must take them for an examination as soon as possible. Many injuries and illnesses will not show symptoms immediately, such as if your pet has eaten something toxic. The safest thing to do is take them in for an exam at the first sign of anything different in their behavior.
What to do in an emergency?
Step 1: Remain Calm. This may be a scary, stressful, or painful event. To help your pet, please remain calm.
Step 2: Be Safe. If your pet is in pain, it may be scared and lash out. During a seizure or certain toxicities, your pet may bite without meaning to. Please get your pet to a safe location (off the couch, away from stairs, away from the pool). Do not put your hand or anything else near the mouth, and be careful to prevent injury when helping your pet. Large dogs can be placed on a blanket to be moved safely.
Step 3: Contact Help. Call us anytime for assistance or contact one of the facilities listed above, depending on your location.
Step 4: Do not give any medications unless directed by a veterinary professional.
Step 5: Bring your pet’s records. If it is reasonable to take the time to do so and have them at hand, bring any relevant records, including vaccine history, with you.
Step 6: Be prepared to wait. Emergency hospitals may have long wait times depending on what other critical cases are handled simultaneously. Please be patient with our staff and communicate your pet’s status if it changes.