When to Seek Emergency Pet Care from Greenfield Veterinarians

When most animals are in pain or discomfort, they tend to do their best to hide it. Since it can be hard to tell when your pets need urgent care, we here at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic have put together some information about when it’s necessary to seek emergency pet care.

Excessive Pain and Discomfort

Even though many different kinds of pets do a great job of hiding their pain, there are a few tell-tale signs to look out for.  If your pets collapse and are unable to get back up, their breathing is labored, they’re crying or whining constantly, or are unable to walk or perform common daily activities, something is seriously wrong and emergency pet care should be sought for them immediately.


If your pets are clearly injured, they often need urgent care.  If your pets are hit by a car, experience a flesh wound from a fight with another animal or other source, break a limb, or catch fire, seek emergency pet care.  Many of these injuries require medication like antibiotics to prevent infections that could further distress your pets.  

Dental Problems

Tooth decay is unfortunately an extremely common pet condition.  Gum disease, broken or rotten teeth, pain, and inflammation often occur in pets that don’t have an established dental hygiene regimen.  If your pets’ teeth aren’t brushed every day, just as yours are, they could experience any of the above symptoms.  A professional cleaning performed annually by your veterinarian is only the most basic care your pets’ mouths require.  If your pets have broken or rotten teeth, they need to see a veterinarian as soon as possible to fix the issue.  

We’re Here to Help When Your Pets Need It the Most 

It’s never a good day when your pets need urgent care, but here at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, we’ll take good care of all your furry friends with the emergency pet care services we provide. Give us a call at 414-282-5230 to find out more or call ahead if your pet needs treatment immediately.


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