Watson's Friends Animal Hospital

Emergency Vet in Palmetto, FL

As pet owners, we all hope that our furry friends will never experience a medical emergency. However, accidents and illnesses can happen at any time, and it's important to be prepared. We will discuss how to identify when your pet is experiencing an emergency, and what to do in the event of an one.

During Business Hours

We accept pet emergencies on a case-by-case basis. Please call us at 941-841-7188 to confirm if we can get your pet into our schedule. If we cannot see your pet, we will refer you to an emergency pet hospital. Please see the "After Hours Emergency Care" section below.

What Is Considered A Pet Emergency

Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms of a pet emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing or choking
  • Unconsciousness or collapse
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that won't stop
  • Ingestion of a toxic substance
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Inability to stand or walk
  • Extreme lethargy or weakness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that won't stop
  • Pale gums or tongue
  • Swollen or bloated abdomen
  • Injuries from a car accident or fall
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Eye injuries or sudden blindness
  • Heatstroke or hypothermia
  • Allergic reactions
  • Injuries from animal attacks

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to seek immediate medical attention from an emergency vet.

After Hours Emergency Care

Bradenton Veterinary Emergency
2910 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL 34205

Poison Control

If you have a concern regarding accidental ingestion of food, medication, plants or any other toxin, please call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at 888-426-4435 or visit: www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control.The ASPCA is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You may also contact the Pet Poison Helpline* at 855-764-7661.

* A consultation fee may apply.

Using CareCredit® for Emergency Pet Care

Emergency pet care can be expensive, and it's not always easy to come up with the funds on short notice. That's where CareCredit® comes in. At Pine Plains Veterinary Hospital, we accept CareCredit®, a healthcare credit card that can be used to cover the costs of emergency pet care. It offers special financing options and low monthly payments, making it easier to manage the cost of your pet's emergency care.

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