Like an urgent care center for people, we provide prompt veterinary care for dogs and cats. We take care of illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention – but aren’t serious enough to warrant an expensive trip to a 24-hour emergency hospital.
Of course, it’s also important to be prepared at home! We thought we’d provide a checklist of everything you should have assembled in your pet’s first-aid kit.
- Important phone numbers
- Our office (704-825-8868)
- Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) (a fee may be applied)
- Your pet’s paperwork — Proof of rabies vaccination status, copies of medical records, and a photo of your pet (in a waterproof container)
- Absorbent gauze pads and gauze rolls
- Self-cling bandages or towels — To protect wounds or control bleeding (bandage should be the kind that stretches and sticks to itself but not to fur)
- Muzzle or strips of cloth — To prevent your pet from biting (never use a muzzle if your pet is vomiting, choking, coughing, or having difficulty breathing)
- Activated charcoal — Absorbs poison (always contact our office or the Animal Poison Control Center before treating your pet for poison)
- Hydrogen peroxide (3%) — Induces vomiting (always contact our office of the Animal Poison Control Center before inducing vomiting or treating your pet for poison)
- Rectal thermometer — Your pet’s temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F
- A large syringe without the needle — Can be used to flush wounds or give oral medication
- Adhesive tape
- Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder, or spray
- Cotton balls
- Ice pack
- Scissors and tweezers
- A pet carrier
- Sterile saline solution
If you need veterinary care, we’re just a phone call away. We have two locations to make sure that you’re covered.