In Case of Emergency

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Animal Emergency Hospital Volusia is the resource you and your pet’s regular veterinarian may turn to in case of emergency. As a modern, newly-built emergency hospital (2013), we have all of the latest diagnostic equipment and we are experienced in treating all types of emergencies.
If your pet experiences any of the following, (not a complete list), please seek emergency care immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing - which may be manifested as blue gums, coughing of foamy, pink frothy liquid, panting constantly, or stretching the head and neck out while breathing 
  • Constant coughing - and inability to rest through the night 
  • A distended, “bloated” abdomen 
  • Non-productive retching - which is classic for gastric-dilitation volvulus or “GDV”, also called bloat 
  • Anxiety or restlessness - often a sign of pain or a GDV
  • Pale gums - which is often seen with internal bleeding or anemia
  • An elevated heart rate > 160 beats per minute at home
  • A respiratory rate of > 60 breaths per minute at home while resting 
  • Crying out in pain 
  • Jaundiced - yellow gums
  • Not being able to move or walk or dragging of the back legs 
  • Extreme lethargy 
  • Any significant amounts of bleeding 
  • Any trauma – hit by car, fall, involved in a fight
  • Any poisoning or toxin ingestion
  • Snake bite
  • Vomiting more than two or three times 
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge 
  • Abnormal odor from your dog 
  • Fever 
  • Squinting, bulging, or painful eyeballs 
  • Straining to urinate or defecate 
  • Collapse 
  • Heat exhaustion or stroke
  • Tremors or seizures 
  • Any abnormal behavior that you’re worried about - e.g., acting aloof or particularly clingy
  • Anything that makes you worried 
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Emergency & Critical Care Services

  • Complete physical examination
  • Digital X-ray                
  • Ultrasound                
  • In-house STAT laboratory including coagulation profiles
  • Onsite pharmacy    
  • Blood, plasma, and transfusions
  • Emergency surgery    
  • Therapeutic laser
  • Multi-modal pain management
  • Two isolation wards (respiratory and infectious)
  • Endoscopy

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