Every pet owner hopes that their pet never experiences a medical emergency, but the chances are good that they will at some point in their life. If and when that happens, you’ll want to be assured that you have access to the proper care and treatment from an experienced and qualified emergency vet. The Knight Veterinary Clinic in Mountain Home, ID, is always available to provide help quickly when you need it the most. Our clinic maintains a modern surgical facility on-site supported by a well-equipped diagnostic laboratory and a highly trained staff of veterinarians and technicians to provide your pet with the highest quality of care. Our emergency vet services include the following procedures.
- Emergency surgical care
- Blood transfusions
- Lab tests and diagnostic analysis
- Blood pressure and oxygen monitoring
- ECG monitoring
- Wound treatment
- Snake and insect bite treatment
- Ultrasound diagnosis
- Allergic reaction treatment
- Digital radiology
- Trauma treatment
- Bone fracture care
- Pain management
Symptoms of an Emergency Condition
Usually, the signs that your pet requires immediate emergency vet care are obvious, including large wounds, severe bleeding, and broken bones due to being attacked by an animal attack or being hit by a vehicle. But sometimes the symptoms of a serious medical condition are less noticeable. You should know about and be able to recognize the less apparent signs of a health emergency, so you can get fast treatment for your pet.
- Abnormal body temperature
- Rapid or weak pulse
- Pale gums or tongue
- Fainting or seizures
- Vomiting blood
- Blood in their stool or urine
- Loss of consciousness
- Heatstroke symptoms, such as excessive panting, rapid pulse, and lethargy
- Dehydration symptoms are often exhaustion, panting, severe diarrhea
Equine and Large Animal Emergency Care
The Knight Veterinary Clinic is fully equipped to provide emergency care for horses and other large and small farm animals, both at our facility and in the field. We can also provide routine veterinary care of all types.
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus in Dogs
Although it’s not as well-known as other health hazards that affect canines, GDV is a serious condition that can occur in dogs. It is caused by the accumulation of gas in the bowels, causing severe swelling of the stomach accompanied by twisting of the intestines. Symptoms include repeated dry heaving attempts to vomit along with an exaggerated humpback stance. If not treated quickly, the swelling can shut off the flow of blood in the large abdominal arteries, leading to death in less than an hour from organ failure. If you see prolonged signs of GDV in your dog, you should get them to your Mountain Home veterinarian immediately for specialized care.
Emergency First Aid for Your Pet
Knowing how to stabilize your pet’s condition with basic first aid procedures can save their life.
- Bleeding – Elevate limbs and apply continuous pressure to the wound.
- Choking – Carefully reach into its throat to remove the instruction or deliver sharp blows to its chest to expel it.
- CPR – With your pet lying on its side, hold its mouth closed while blowing through its nostrils every few seconds
The Knight Veterinary Clinic is ready to provide emergency vet services for pets, horses, and other large and small animals in Mountain Home, ID. Please contact us to let us know you’re on your way if possible.