It can be difficult to know if your pet is experiencing an emergency. If you are concerned about abnormal behavior or the condition of your pet, have it evaluated by a veterinarian. Listed below are some common signs of serious conditions that should prompt you to seek immediate veterinary attention:
A visit to Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Coeur d'Alene is much like a visit to the human hospital with state-of-the-art emergency and critical care support for dogs and cats in Coeur d'Alene. If your pet has an emergency no referral is needed during ER hours, bring your pet straight to EVH. If you need assistance moving your pet into the animal hospital, we are happy to assist you with stretchers and helping hands. On arrival, pets are triaged, vital patient and client information for admission is collected and reviewed. The emergency veterinarian will examine your pet, discuss diagnostics and treatment options and provide an estimate for the cost of care. The staff will be prepared to review fees, payment options and hospital policies. Working together, you and your pet’s emergency veterinarian will make decisions to direct the immediate treatment of your pet. To facilitate ongoing care, your primary care veterinarian will receive copies of the medical record including laboratory results, images and reports. If your pet is to continue care at your daytime clinic, your ER Vet will phone your primary care veterinarian to personally discuss the case at the time of transfer. If ongoing care is needed, you would pick your pet up at the ER at the assigned time to transfer to your primary care veterinarian or to a veterinary specialist.
The emergency veterinarians offer advanced intensive care and diagnostics both in hospital for immediate results, and referrals to specialist groups and Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Some of the diagnostic and treatment options available include: