Early Diagnosis, Speedy Recovery: Restoring Health to Sick Pets
The veterinary health care team of PawSteps Veterinary Center is always available to help with an ill animal. Rapid attention to the early signs of illness can speed recovery and prevent minor problems from becoming major medical troubles.
When to See the Veterinarian
It is important that you contact PawSteps Veterinary Center as soon as your pet is not feeling his or her best. Pets tend to hide injury and illness as a way to avoid attracting the attention of predators in the wild, but this can make recognizing your pet’s illness more difficult. We have found that when a pet owner suspects his or her pet is not acting the same or senses that something is not quite right, there is generally a good reason for having the pet examined.
While there are many pet symptoms that require a veterinary exam, some common emergency pet conditions and symptoms that require immediate examination include:
- Hit by a car
- Animal attack
- Persistent vomiting
- Persistent diarrhea
- Difficulty breathing
- Sudden weakness or collapse
- Refusal to eat or drink for more than a day
- Seizure lasting more than 10 minutes or multiple seizures in one day
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
- Blood in the stool or urine
- Ingesting poisonous plants, rat poison, anti-freeze, prescription medications, or foreign objects.
Whenever you have a concern about your pet’s health, call PawSteps Veterinary Center. We would much rather you play it safe than to allow a treatable condition to develop into something much more serious.
State-of-the-Art Veterinary Diagnostics
Similar to humans, pets have the best chance of a full recovery the sooner treatment can be started. When diagnostic procedures are required, PawSteps Veterinary Center is equipped with advanced technology to make the fastest and most accurate diagnoses. Some of our diagnostics include:
- Digital radiology
- Digital X-ray
- Cardiac (echocardiogram) and thoracic ultrasound evaluation—Performed by a board-certified veterinary specialist
- Abdominal ultrasound evaluation—Performed by a board-certified veterinary specialist
- Endoscopy—Performed by a board-certified veterinary specialist
- In-house veterinary lab
Our goal is a rapid diagnosis leading to early treatment and a speedy recovery for your pet. If you are unsure of your pet’s needs, we are happy to observe the animal during the day for signs of problems. If additional care is required, ill pets can be hospitalized during the day and overnight.
Combining advanced technology, a compassionate team, and a highly qualified and experienced veterinarian, PawSteps Veterinary Center is able to offer diagnostic and treatment options for a wide variety of pet ailments.