If there is one thing on which we can all agree, it’s that no pet owner ever wants to utter the words “pet” and “emergency” in the same sentence. Sometimes, though, our furry friends become sick or injured in a critical way, making the need for emergency pet care inevitable.
As your pet’s advocate, it is important for you to be able to recognize the signs of a pet emergency, how to help a pet in distress, and to discern when veterinary care can wait for a scheduled appointment. You might be asking yourself, “what should I do if my pet has an emergency,” and the team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is here to help.Continue…
When something is wrong with your pet, it can be very scary. Seizures in particular are something that most pet owners find themselves in a panic over, and for good reason. Witnessing a seizure is frightening!
By explaining how to recognize them and what to do for your pet, Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital hopes to make seizures in pets a little less panic-inspiring.
Not Just Shaking
When a pet has a seizure, it is because something is affecting the brain abnormally. A seizure is a symptom of a problem, not the problem itself. Because there are lots of different causes for seizures and many ways that the brain can be abnormal, not all seizures look alike.
When we think about pet-proofing our homes, it makes sense to put away leftover food, cover the garbage bin, and make sure your favorite slippers are out of reach. However, securing the medicine cabinet probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but perhaps it should be. The Pet Poison Hotline reports that nearly 50% of all the calls they receive involve human medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.