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Pet Illness and Urgent Care


When your cats or dogs get sick, they may need urgent or emergency pet care. If you live in the Toledo area, bring your furry family members to us at Trilby Animal Hospital for quality care from our team of professionals. We love animals as much as you do, which is why we will do whatever we can to help your pets recover from their illnesses.

Pet Illness and Urgent Care

When Your Pets Need Care from Veterinarians

While you already take your pets to a clinic for preventative care and vaccines, if your pets get sick, it can be hard to know if your pets will be okay or need care. Some symptoms in cats or dogs require immediate treatment. If your pets show any of the following signs, bring them to see one of our veterinarians as soon as possible.

Breathing Problems: If your pets make unusual noises when breathing or have trouble breathing, they need emergency pet care at once. Do not delay, because this condition could quickly become fatal.

Seizures: Not all seizures have life-threatening causes. However, do not put off treatment, as seizures may be the result of poisoning. If your pets have a seizure, bring them into our facility for prompt evaluation.

Loss of Appetite: If your pets no longer eat as much as before or refuse treats, something is wrong that needs treatment.

Change in Behavior: For some pets, especially cats, a change in behavior may be the only sign of illness. If your normally outgoing pets have taken to hiding lately or make more noise than before, it's time for a vet visit.

Digestive Problems: Vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation that last longer than a day could indicate a serious problem.

Bloody Stool or Vomit: Blood in your pets’ vomit or stool is never normal.

If you aren't sure if your pets’ illnesses requires urgent care or not, be safe and call our office at 419-474-5403.

How to Bring Your Pets to Urgent Care

When your pets are not feeling well, they may act out in an uncharacteristic manner. Even normally docile pets may bite or scratch. Here's how to safely transport your pet to a vet clinic for emergency care.

Cats: Cover your cat's head with a towel to keep it calm and prevent it from biting you. Gently place it into a cat carrier before removing the towel. Bring the cat to our clinic inside the carrier.

Dogs: Depending on your dog's demeanor and if it can walk, try to convince your dog to get into a pet carrier. If your dog will not get into a carrier, or if you suspect a broken bone, get assistance to get your dog onto a stretcher.

Get Your Sick Pets the Urgent Care They Need  

Make your plan for how you will get treatment for your sick pets before they become ill. If you have questions about our emergency care services, contact us at Trilby Animal Hospital online. To speak to a member of our office staff immediately, phone us at 419-474-5403. We're here to help pets in the Toledo area recover from their illnesses, and we want to help your cats and dogs get better.

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