The act or process of an animal being admitted to a hospital to be treated and monitored for an emergency medical issue is known as hospitalization. In most circumstances, our emergency veterinarian will examine your pet and use diagnostic procedures such as MRI scans, blood work, urinalysis, or stool culture to diagnose health issues. They’ll then stabilize and treat the situation, maybe with medication injections, IV fluids, and, if necessary, crucial surgery. Pets admitted to the animal hospital for treatment of an illness or injury will spend at least one night there, where our skilled veterinary staff will closely monitor the situation and intervene if the condition worsens.
Specialized treatment options include:
- 24-hour care and monitoring
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulse-Oximetry, and blood pressure
- Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and meds
- Advanced pain management
- Nutritional support
Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic Also Provides Rattlesnake Antivenin
All snake-bite pets should be hospitalized for at least one day, preferably two. Many pets can be saved if they are treated early and correctly. The only known treatment for snakebites is antivenin, and the sooner it is given, the more effective it is. In most cases, a single vial is enough to control the envenomation, but in other cases, many vials may be required, especially in tiny dogs or cats. Blood tests are recommended to track platelet counts and blood clotting times. For the greatest therapeutic care, IV fluids, pain management, antibiotics, and wound monitoring are all required. In severe bite wound conditions, blood or plasma transfusions may be required.