11/16/2012
By: carolannandzelik63
Caputo Animal Hospital
MiasleepMiasleepSo I Went To Caputo Animal Hospital On N Telegraph In Dearborn Heights After I Read The Good Reviews And Had The Wonderful Experience Of A Very Welcoming Staff And The Best Doctor..My Cat Had Not Walked On His Front R Leg For A Week Lays Down All The Time And Cries If You Touch His Leg..Well A Doc could Of Said I Think Its Broke X Ray Fee And Blood Work You Know The Dance...Well Not There..Examined Kitty-Kat And Said Don't think Its Broke Gave Him 3 Shots On The Spot Then Off Home with A Week Of Antibiotics and A Pain Reliever And Said Call Him Monday To Tell Him How He Is Doing ,,Its Thus Today...Then said No Improvement In A Weeks Time Then Xray In a Week I Will Also Be Taking All My Animals There As Long As He Is Open For Business..I Left Paying 100 Best Money Ive spent In A Long Time Opposed To 300
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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