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By: cameraman92
Veterinary Specialty Center Pet Hotel
Associated Veterinary Emergency Services is the most horrible veterinary to go to. They misdagnosed my cat's problem. Now let me step back. My cat, Aslan, was found bleeding from his private parts yesterday at home. So we took him to AVES, and they said that it was just a urethral infection, and that it wasn't anything too serious, and that his tail was severed from the inside, so he couldn't move it at all, they told us his tail MUST be amputated, anyways, they keep him overnight and give him an I.V, as he was a bit dehydrated, and were to check his red blood cell count as he lost a lot of blood. This morning, they have not done a single thing they were supposed to do, and never gave us a call that last night letting us know the status of him. Angry, we took him to another vet just a mile up, and the doctor told us that he had internal bleeding and that his tail had some soft torn tissue but would mend on it's own. Therefore rendering the previous doctors allegations completely incorrect and leaving my cat to literally fight for his life. Now we get to sit, and wait, to hear the status of his injuries, whether he is going to live or die.
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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