After-Hours Emergency Veterinarian in Prosper, TX

Every pet parent's worst nightmare is having to deal with an emergency. If you notice that your pet is exhibiting unusual behavior, has an injury, or if you suspect your pet has ingested a toxic substance, you should immediately contact McKinney Emergency Veterinary Clinic serving pet owners in Prosper, TX. Although your veterinarian can provide treatment during regular office hours, sometimes you need the immediate attention of an after-hours vet.

What Are Common Emergencies in Dogs and Cats?

A list of the most frequently encountered emergencies can help prevent issues and keep your pet healthy. Here are some common emergencies you might encounter:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Bleeding
  • Burns 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Heat stroke
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Injuries and wounds
  • Pain 
  • Poisoning or ingesting a foreign object
  • Refusal to eat or drink
  • Seizure
  • Severe limping
  • Severe vomiting/diarrhea
  • Snake bites
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Refusal to eat or drink
  • Unconsciousness
  • Wounds from fighting with another animal

What Should You Do During a Pet Emergency?

Stay Calm

One of the most important things to remember when dealing with a pet emergency is to remain calm. If you get too anxious, your pet will likely become more afraid. Also, panicking can prevent you from paying attention to the details that may help save your pet's life. It can be hard to keep your cool when your pet gets sick or injured. Just remember to remain levelheaded and focused on helping your pet as best as possible.

Pay Attention

If your pet is sick or injured, take a close look at it to see if you can identify the cause of its condition. You should immediately consult an after-hours emergency veterinarian if there is a serious injury or a broken bone. However, if your pet is sick but you can't tell why, pay close attention to their behavior and appearance so you can describe the situation to us. 

Get Someone To Help

Sometimes, you may need a friend, neighbor, or family member to help you get your pet into the car and keep them calm while you call the emergency vet and during the ride to the clinic.

Where Can I Find an After-Hours Emergency Vet Near Me?

Pets can sometimes be magnets for trouble, and you must be able to get them to an emergency vet immediately to save their life. But, the time to plan for emergencies is now. Keep our contact number handy and, If possible, call before you arrive so that we can get the necessary equipment ready to treat your pet. 

If you live in Prosper, TX, and you need an after-hours vet, call McKinney Emergency Veterinary Clinic at 469-820-0233 or come straight to our clinic