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As pet owners, one of our biggest fears is seeing our pets in pain or distress. While we do our best to keep them safe and healthy, accidents and emergencies can happen at any time. Here at New Market Animal Hospital, we want to ensure that your pet receives the best care in any situation. Let’s take a look at some of the most common pet emergencies and how to handle them.

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Choking: Stay Calm and Act Fast

If your pet is choking, it’s important to stay calm and act fast. Try to remove the object with your fingers or a pair of tweezers. If that doesn’t work, perform the abdominal thrust maneuver by placing your pet on their side and applying pressure to their abdomen. If the object still doesn’t dislodge, rush your pet to the nearest emergency animal hospital.

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Poisoning: Know the Signs and Seek Help Immediately

Look out for symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive drooling if you suspect that your pet has been poisoned. Immediately contact your veterinarian for guidance on how to proceed. Keep any packaging or the substance itself for identification purposes.

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Seizures: Keep Your Pet Safe and Seek Medical Attention

If your pet is having a seizure, make sure to keep them away from any sharp objects or furniture that could harm them. Try to stay calm and monitor the duration of the seizure. If the seizure lasts longer than five minutes, or if your pet has multiple seizures in a short period of time, seek medical attention immediately.

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Trust the Experts at New Market Animal Hospital

At New Market Animal Hospital, we understand that your pet’s health and well-being is a top priority. That’s why our veterinarians are highly trained and experienced in handling emergency situations and will do everything possible for the well-being of your pet. From minor injuries to life-threatening situations, you can trust us to provide the highest quality of care for your pet.

No one wants to think about their pet experiencing an emergency, but being prepared and knowing how to handle it can make all the difference. Don’t hesitate to contact New Market Animal Hospital or bring your pet to our animal hospital for immediate assistance.

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