Emergency Care

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Emergency Care 2017-08-23T16:27:37+00:00

Offering Emergency Care in Your Pet’s Time of Need

No pet parent likes to think about pet emergencies. But they do occur—and when emergency strikes, the staff here at Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital is ready.

We have the training, resources and experience to treat a wide range of emergency medical conditions. You’ll find our veterinarians and staff to be skilled and compassionate as they tend to your pet’s health and keep you comfortable in a stressful situation.

Dr. Dekker spent many years as an emergency veterinarian and is skilled at treating animals in crisis. Emergencies have priority at our hospital, and we will take emergency cases on a walk-in basis. Please call the main clinic line at 530-273-7272 for after-hours instructions.

Common veterinary emergencies include:

  • Trauma such as being hit by a car
  • Falling more than a few feet
  • Lacerations/wounds
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding
  • Unconscious/loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Appearance of broken bone
  • Object stuck in throat
  • Seizures
  • Ingestion of toxic substance such as antifreeze, rat poison, pesticides, household cleansers or medication that wasn’t prescribed for the pet
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Signs of extreme pain,  such as shaking, whining or refusing to socialize
  • Sudden collapse or inability to stand up
  • Disorientation
  • Injury to eyes and/or sudden blindness
  • Heatstroke
  • Tender, swollen abdomen—accompanied by gagging and attempts to vomit