By: Gwen E.
Cedar Animal Hospital
I Cannot recommend this vet enough. I do breed specific rescue and he has save countless dogs in our rescue. His kindness and compassion as well as that of his staff is beyond compare. I know I tried many vets before settling in him and that was over 13 years ago. I have had many people call me crying because their dog is sick and the prices quoted for saving their dogs is far out of there reach. I always, without a doubt recommend Cedar Animal Hospital. I am grateful for having a vet that believes in giving all animals a chance. Thank you Cedar Animal Hospital.
By: G F.
Cedar Animal Hospital
I have been taking my animals to Cedar Animal Hospital for 16 years. Dr. Nauta is an amazing, knowledgeable and compassionate vet. I also love that he sees my reptiles. I can't say enough good about Cedar Animal Hospital!
By: Rosemary H.
Cedar Animal Hospital
I love the Animal Clinic they're very helpful they help my cat he's doing great after his business there and everybody is so nice and welcoming
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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