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By: bonnietc
Healthy Pets Mobile Vet
Dr. Lash provides a very valuable service for our community. Today she came to my house to take care of one of my feral kitties,Sam, who had to be put down. She is very professional and caring. She explains what's going on and is very compassionate about the situation of losing a pet. She also takes care my big, active dog Sadie, who is not ready for an "indoor" vet. I recommend Dr. Lash to everyone who needs to take care of their "fur kids" in the comfort of home. Thank you Dr. Lash.
By: jean.spivey.96
Healthy Pets Mobile Vet
I have used Dr Sara Lash for veterinarian care for over 17 years and have always been very pleased and impressed with her knowledge & skill and the care and compassion she showed in treating my dogs. She has been with us thru getting new puppies their first checkups and vaccinations to having to say good bye to a beloved friend. LOVE Dr Lash!!!
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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