Pet Urgent/Emergency Care

Veterinary care for pets is necessary in times of urgency when a pet becomes suddenly ill or sustains minor injuries and addresses a variety of important issues. Certain circumstances are reserved for severe, life-threatening situations. Here are some examples of conditions that require urgent attention at Murrieta Family Pet Hospital in Murrieta, CA.

Pet bone dislocated

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions in pets can result from insect bites, specific foods, plants, or other environmental factors. These reactions can manifest as breathing difficulties, asthma attacks, rashes, and swelling at the affected site.


Pets may ingest harmful substances, such as chocolate or household products, leading to poisoning. Symptoms can include vomiting, choking, lethargy (inability to stand up), fever, and breathing difficulties.

Ingesting a Foreign Object

Swallowing a foreign object can cause an intestinal blockage in pets, often requiring surgical removal.

Diabetic Shock

Pets with diabetes may experience diabetic shock if they consume excessive carbohydrates. This condition demands immediate treatment to address insulin levels and blood sugar problems.

Heat Stroke

Pets are susceptible to heat stroke in extreme temperatures, leading to elevated body temperatures that can be life-threatening. Heat stroke can cause sudden collapse and may be fatal.


Significant bleeding from scrapes and cuts necessitates wound care treatment and, in some cases, sutures (stitches) to promote proper healing.

Eye Infections and Injuries

Pets can sustain eye injuries or infections while playing outdoors. Scratches to the cornea, debris lodged under the eyelid, and various eye conditions may require urgent attention.

Ear Infections

Ear canal cleaning to remove dirt and wax is often needed for pets, as ear infections are common among many breeds.

Difficulty Breathing

Dr. Christopher Post is a skilled diagnostician experienced in identifying the underlying causes of breathing difficulties in pets. Such issues may be linked to conditions like influenza, asthma, parvo (kennel cough), heart problems, bronchitis, pneumonia, heartworm, and more.

Urgent Dental Care

Pets, like humans, can experience dental problems such as broken teeth, cavities, excessive plaque buildup, mouth injuries, and gum disease.

Pet Vaccinations

In certain situations, pet vaccinations may be urgently required, especially if you plan to travel internationally with your pet.

Contact Us for Urgent Vet Care in Murrieta, CA

These are just a few examples of the situations that warrant urgent vet care. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for any of your pet's urgent needs. Are you looking for a veterinarian near me? If your pet requires immediate attention, call (951) 595-7754 to reach Dr. Post at Murrieta Family Pet Hospital, your trusted veterinarian in Murrieta, CA.

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