At Como Park Animal Hospital, we're proud to provide urgent pet care in St Paul MN, in addition to a wide variety of other veterinary services to care for your sick pet. We understand that when your pet isn't acting like him or herself, this can be very concerning. Your pet is a part of your family, and of course you only want the best in care for your loved one. That's why we're open seven days a week and are always here to assist you when your pet needs medical care.
Common Reasons Pets Come In
There are many reasons that a pet may be brought into our office for urgent veterinary care. For example, some pet owners may bring their pets in when they notice the pet is not eating, or is having trouble keeping down food or even water. This can obviously be a very stressful situation for both pets and pet owners. Another common reason people may bring their pets into our office is that the pet has experienced a seizure or accidentally ingested some kind of toxin.
Physical trauma, such as a broken bone or a serious laceration from an animal attack, car accident, or other incident may also prompt an owner to bring their pet into our office for urgent care services.
Common Conditions We Treat
Our veterinary staff has the experience and resources to treat any number of emergency conditions and injuries here in or office, providing the prompt care your pet needs in dire situations. Allergic reactions, for example, are a common medical condition we treat in our office; prompt treatment is important here because allergic reactions can quickly become life-threatening. Other emergency and urgent conditions we have treated in our office include:
- Acute Illness
- Allergic Reactions
- Breathing Problems
- Broken Bones
- Chocolate Ingestion
- Cut & Wounds
- Difficult Births
- Ear Infections
- Eye Problems
- Foreign Bodies & Intestinal Blockage
- Heatstroke & Heat Exhaustion
- Hit by Car Injuries
- Itching & Skin Infections
- Limping • Poisoning, Toxin Ingestion & Overdose
- Urinary Infections
- Urinary Blockage
- Vomiting & Diarrhea
Symptoms to Watch Out For
As a pet owner, there are some important "red flags" that you should always be on the lookout for and that could indicate a serious medical problem for your pet. Some symptoms that would require immediate veterinary attention include:
- inability to keep food or water down
- deep lacerations and wounds
- broken or fractured bones
- difficulty breathing or heavy breathing
- known ingestion of allergens or toxins
If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, it is important to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Do not wait until the following day or to see if symptoms go away, because these could be the sign of a life-threatening medical condition. Remember: you know your pet better than anybody else, so if your pet is acting out of the ordinary, it's time to take action.
Request an Appointment
If your pet needs urgent veterinary care, our sister clinic next door offers 24-hour emergency care. For standard veterinary care and appointments, please call Como Park Animal Hospital's office at (651) 487-3255 to speak with our team.