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Urgent Care for Pets in Atlanta, GA

At The Village Vets 24-Hour Emergency, urgent care and emergency care are two different things. Emergency care is provided in life-threatening situations, whereas urgent care involves treating health issues that could get worse without timely treatment, but are not life-threatening. But how can you tell if your pet’s situation is urgent? See below for some common, urgent issues our team can treat.

To learn more about health emergencies, go here.

If you’re not sure whether your pet’s condition warrants urgent or emergency care, contact us right away at (404) 371-9774.

Situations that Warrant Urgent Care for Pets

The following are examples of urgent conditions/situations in pets that may not be life-threatening, but still require evaluation by a veterinarian.

  • Ear and eye problems (redness, discharge)
  • Nasal discharge
  • Coughing/sneezing
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Issues of the skin and nails (fungal infections, lesions, etc.)
  • Urinary issues (going less frequently, small amount of blood in urine)
  • Intestinal parasites (finding worms/eggs in stool)
  • Pet has fleas
  • Lumps and bumps on the skin
  • Lameness/limping
  • Sudden increase or decrease in consumption of food and water
  • Mouth pain and/or bad breath (could indicate oral disease)

Call us at (404) 371-9774 to find out if your pet needs urgent care from our team, or if you can schedule them for an appointment at one of The Village Vets general practices.

What to Expect If Your Pet Needs Urgent Care

Find out what to expect when you arrive at our hospital by clicking below.

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