Emergency & Critical Care
Cessna Lifeline Veterinary Hospital offers Emergency and Critical Care to Dogs, Cats, Exotic and other pet species. Our Emergency team comprises of veterinarians and technicians having an in-depth knowledge and they possess the required skills and experience in dealing with any sort of a medical situation.
Since we strongly believe in Teamwork, our emergency doctors always reference other specialists in fields such as:
› Anesthesia and Pain Management
› Comprehensive Care
› Dermatology & Allergy
› Internal Medicine
› Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
› Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging
› Reproductive Medicine
Our hospital is equipped with an in-house laboratory, pharmacy and the necessary equipment and supplies in-case such as situation arises. Patients are triaged based on the urgency of their condition. We appreciate your patience and understanding that accidents and serious medical cases will be seen before non-life threatening cases. It is always our goal to attend to your pet as soon as possible in accordance to need.
In-case of an EMERGENCY, Call us immediately on 76 76 365 365
Emergencies can occur without warning, anytime – be it night or day. We understand that sometimes it’s difficult to know if your pets condition is an emergency. We hope your pet never gets into such situation. If you pet is suffering from any of the following, please contact us on 76 76 365 365 immediately.
› Breathing difficulties (open mouth breathing with respiratory noise)
› Bleeding (severe / does not stop)
› Dilated Pupils
› Accidents, Trauma, Physical Injury caused by falls, car and motor hit
› Fractures, broken bones
› Paralysis or partial paralysis
› Birth difficulties, difficulty delivering pups or kittens
› Pale gums, blueish appearance
› Sudden collapse
› Inability to eat / reluctance to eat
› Foaming from the mouth
› Bite from other pets, strays
› Swelling and inflammation, Irritation in the surrounding areas and on the eye
› Abdominal Distension (Swelling)
› Inability to defecate or urinate
› Excess or very frequent urination
› Seizures and convulsions
› Extreme scratching, itching
› Vomiting (with blood)
› Diarrhea (with blood)
› Suspected Exposure to chemicals, household disinfectants, antifreeze, toxic substances
› Suspected Exposure to poisons, rodenticides, insecticides
› Suspected ingestion of Chocolate, Plants, fruits and vegetables such as grapes, onions, apples etc.
› Suspected ingestion of human medications or overdose of medications
› Ingesting (eating) foreign objects
› Behavioral changes (sudden aggression, scared, hiding)
› Inability to walk, limping, straining to getup, loss of balance or consciousness
Examining or Evaluating your Pet’s Injuries
Keep in mind your pet may be in pain, and may be scared or confused. Your pet, who is normally loving and gentle, may show aggression, growl and even try to harm anyone who comes near them. Keep these tips in mind as you assess your pet’s injuries:
› Never assume that your pet will not bite or scratch you when they are injured.
› Don’t attempt to hug an injured pet; always keep your face away from the pet’s mouth.
› Perform any examination slowly and gently; stop if your pet becomes agitated.
› Call your veterinarian before you move your pet to alert them you are on your way
› If necessary, muzzle your pet (only if they are not vomiting).
› Cats and some small dogs can be wrapped in towels to restrain them, but do not wrap too tightly, making the injury worse or not allowing them enough room to breathe.
› If possible, try to stabilize the pet’s injury by splinting or bandaging
› Keep your pet confined in a small area when transporting to reduce the risk for additional injury.
Treating an injured pet
When you approach a pet that has been injured, remember that he or she is most likely scared and in pain. This can cause even the most mild mannered pets to try and bite. Make sure that you do not get injured trying to help your pet. First aid should always be followed up by immediate veterinary care.
First aid is not designed to replace veterinary care; only to augment it to give your pet the best chance of a full recovery. Many injuries and toxin ingestion can become severe or even life-threatening if not treated as soon as possible.
Just like we have a First Aid Kit kept for emergency situations in-case something happens to someone in the family, its advisable to keep one for pets too. Emergencies and injuries can occur without warning, it can occur in places where your pet goes everyday such as Front yard, Back yard, from House Furniture, Car Park, Dog walking areas, Streets that we live on. Knowing what to do in the initial moments can be critical. A well stocked First Aid Kit could save your pet’s life, or comfort him until you get to a veterinarian. Please keep in mind a First Aid Kit is NOT a substitute for Veterinary Care. Planning ahead is the key to keeping your pets safe when disaster strikes.
A basic kit should include:
› Adhesive tape
› Antiseptic wipes
› Antibiotic ointment
› Rectal thermometer
› Rescue blanket
› Muzzle or a strip of cloth to prevent pet biting (not to be used in-case of vomiting, breathing difficulties, choking, coughing)
› Latex gloves
› Eye dropper or a large syringe (without needle) to flush wounds or administer fluids given by mouth
› Hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting
› Rescue Blankets
› Medicines, Drugs, Ointments as suggested by your veterinarian
** Never use any human bandages or give medicines to your pets. Always seek veterinary advice before giving medications.
Once you have the First Aid Kit, Its recommended to include the following:
› List of Emergency Phone numbers including your veterinarian, hospital emergency number, Poison Helpline
› Updated Vaccine Records
› Updated Medical Records
› Current copies of their Photographs
Dogs and cats are not just pets, They are Family. They enrich our lives everyday, in more ways than we can count. They look to us to be protected, to be cared, depend on us for their well-being. Planning ahead for unavoidable situations is the key, its best to “Be Prepared”. Make pet SAFETY a priority.