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If your pet is unresponsive, please call Animal Emergency Care of Braselton immediately for help. You can contact us during our business hours at (470) 209-7222. Our dedicated team can help you to get your pet the care you need. Unresponsiveness can be a sign for the need for immediate medical care. We are available to help you when you need us the most – when other vets are closed. We’re available from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24 hours on the weekend.
Unresponsiveness in a pet is a medical emergency. When this happens, it may be due to one of many types of diseases or injuries. It is not uncommon for a pet to become lethargic and to show weakness when he or she is ill. However, if the animal is not responding to you, this signals a more urgent need for medical care. Some of the following can cause this type of unresponsiveness.
In some situations, a pet may be unconscious. In this case, the pet may be breathing, but not moving and not moving its eyes. The animal is unresponsive to any stimuli and in a sleep-like state. This can happen if the pet’s blood sugar is too low. This is common in young dogs. Other causes may include facing some type of trauma, such as being hit by a car or ingesting poison. Your pet may have been choking, drowning, or experiencing extreme body temperature swings. He or she may have experienced seizures or a stroke. These are all immediate medical needs.
If your pet is not responsive, take these steps immediately before calling your vet:
Don’t delay in getting care for your pet from Animal Emergency Care of Braselton. Our veterinarian is available to help your pet with any unresponsiveness of other medical care. If your pet is not responding, is having seizures, or suffering in pain, call our team today for immediate help. Call your vet today: (470) 209-7222.