your pet's health is our priority
At the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida, we provide a wide range of services to diagnose and treat pet health emergencies. If you believe that your pet is experiencing an emergency, please contact us immediately so we may discuss your concerns. Our clinics have the latest technology and experienced staff members available to quickly address any medical problem your pet may be experiencing.
common veterinary emergencies
- Seizures – Seizures are scary for pet owners to watch, and they can result in serious injuries in a cat or dog whom has lost muscle control due to the seizure. While the cause of seizures—particularly those that do not come in clusters—is generally not life-threatening, it is best to see the veterinarian right away for a diagnosis.
- Restlessness – If your dog appears restless, uncomfortable lying down, or is unsuccessfully trying to vomit, he may have gastric dilation, or bloat, which is an urgent situation that should be treated in the emergency clinic.
- Excessive vomiting/diarrhea – A dog or cat may occasionally have diarrhea or vomiting, but these symptoms can be a sign of emergency when they are persistent. Blood in the vomit or stool should be particularly concerning, since this may be a sign of internal bleeding.
- Poisoning – Dogs and cats may get into foods or household chemicals that can be poisonous when ingested, so you should always keep an eye on what your pet eats around the house. Items like grapes, plants treated with herbicides, chocolate, and human medication can all be harmful to your pet, so you’ll want to call the veterinarian immediately if you think your pet has ingested something unsafe.
- Loss of appetite – Some pets will snub their food from time to time, while others will never skip a meal, so you will want to consider your pet’s normal habits when determining if he has lost his appetite. If your dog or cat has not eaten for a full day, there is a significant chance he is sick and likely not drinking enough water.
What to Do When Your Pet Needs Emergency Care
If you notice any of the signs or symptoms above, you’ll want to call Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida at (407) 644-4449. We can guide you to the closest of one of our four Orlando-area locations, where we always have a veterinarian on staff with access to services including diagnostics, fluid therapy, ultrasound, anesthesia, surgery, hospitalization, and medication.