Pet emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Here Dog meets Porcupine Quills
Advanced Care Pet Hospital offers the most affordable Weekend Rates available in Central Minnesota for critical care
The list of symptoms below may help you determine if your pet needs prompt veterinary attention. NOTE: These symptoms often can appear together:
Over-exercise and hot summer temperatures can easily lead to heat stroke for dogs. A digital thermometer reading of 105 or 106 is serious enough to warrant immediate attention – HEAT STROKE CAN BE LIFE THREATENING so don’t wait. Call us or the emergency vet immediately for additional directions.
Call us or the Poison Control Hotline for advice. The key to effective poison control is matching the correct response to the poison. Seek professional advice before taking action.
Many cuts and scrapes are superficial and just need a thorough cleaning and some anti-bacterial ointment. For deeper cuts, however, you may need to apply bandages and seek immediate veterinary care.
A broken paw or leg is a serious injury that needs immediate veterinary care. You may need to muzzle your pet prior to handling or transportation. Wrap the pet in a blanket or towel and seek medical attention immediately.
A lowered body temperature, pale gums, general weakness and cold paws are some common signs of shock. Causes range from serious illness to blood loss, hypoglycemia, severe diarrhea and poisoning. Keep the pet warm and seek medical attention immediately.
Call ahead if possible. It can save a few minutes by alerting our staff to prepare for your arrival.
The surgical suite includes emergency medications, 100% oxygen, digital x-ray and ultrasound, intravenous fluids and shock therapy, and staff trained in emergency procedures.
Prompt treatment may minimize the seriousness of the condition. In some instances immediate medical attention often means the difference between life and death. In other instances it can save a lot of money. When you value your relationship with your pet, don't take chances when they are in need of help.
A recent example was a cat brought in which swallowed a needle, the thread it was attached to was hanging out of it's mouth. We were able to X-ray the pet where we found the needle in the stomach and promptly removed it surgically.
Often one end of string, dental floss and thread move through the stomach into the intestines, eventually causing the intestines to bunch up. This typically results in the string cutting into intestinal walls often requiring very extensive surgery to repair. Sometimes significant sections have to be removed if surgery is delayed. Prompt action on behalf of this owner easily saved $900+ in additional surgery and hospitalization fees.
For your convenience, we accept major credit and debit cards.
Payment is due at the time of service.
This is the same policy as the emergency pet hospital.
If you do not have funds available, ask friends or family.
We use a 3rd party payment plan. You may apply online or by phone with Carecredit.com. Their 800 number: 800.365.8295.
Again, full payment is due at the time of service.
Click link here for useful information to review which will help you keep your pet safe and healthy.
Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service serves all Central Minnesota with after hour Emergency Care. Their Number is 320.258.3481, the address is 4180 Thielman Lane, St. Cloud, MN 56301 located near K-Mart.
Keep in mind Advanced Care is open 9 to 5 Saturday and Sunday.
You may wish to keep the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center Hotline handy.
This 24/7 hotline can quickly answer your questions for any animal poison-related emergency. As of 1/3/2012 there is a $65.00 consultation fee which may be applied to your credit card.
Our goal is to be the vet you recommend to friends with pets. We are Central Minnesota's newest veterinary practice. We put together a great staff, current technology and a doctor with 17 years experience. Discover why so many already recommend Advanced Care Pet Hospital!
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