Serious health problems, injuries, and illnesses require immediate care. All Pets Health Center offers quality urgent care during normal business hours. Please call ahead to ensure that we have the staff and necessary resources available to care for your pet’s urgent needs.
If we are unable to see an urgent case during normal business hours, or if you need pet urgent care after those hours, we recommend the following 24-hour veterinary hospital(s):
3020 Mallory Lane | Franklin, TN 37067
Signs your pet may need emergency care:
- Pale gums
- Rapid breathing
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Change in body temperature
- Difficulty standing
- Apparent paralysis
- Loss of consciousness
- Excessive bleeding
Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.
For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.
For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.
Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.
If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:
Call us at (615) 790-8250 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.
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