Animal Urgent Care
Ville Platte

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We’re Here When You Need Us, Ville Platte

We have a doctor on call 24/7 for all after-hour emergencies. Call us and our answering service will connect you with the on-call doctor for animal urgent care in Ville Platte.

Your pet holds a special place in your heart, offering unconditional love and joy to your family. When your furry friend isn’t feeling well, it’s your responsibility as a devoted pet parent to ensure they receive the care they need promptly.

Recognizing the signs of a true emergency is crucial, allowing you to provide immediate and compassionate medical attention. Here are ten pet emergencies and the associated symptoms to watch for.


Vomiting and Diarrhea

  • Vomiting lasting more than 24 hours
  • Diarrhea persisting for over 24 hours
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy or weakness
  • Signs of pain


Difficulty Breathing

  • Labored, rapid, or abnormal breathing
  • Struggling to breathe
  • Respiratory distress
  • Physical trauma, allergic reactions, or heart issues may cause breathing difficulties


Bloat/GDV (Gastric Dilatation Volvulus)

  • Swollen abdomen
  • Inability to vomit
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Excessive drooling
  • Lethargy and weakness


Dog Bite Wounds

  • Even seemingly minor bite wounds can lead to serious infections
  • Detect bites, especially in thick-furred dogs
  • Chest or abdominal bites can be life-threatening


Physical Trauma

  • Injuries from falls, car accidents, or animal bites
  • Internal injuries may not be apparent externally
  • Immediate veterinary attention required



  • Ingestion of toxic substances (foods, medications, chemicals)
  • Rapid access to a pet poison control hotline is crucial
  • Prompt medical treatment improves chances of recovery



  • Sudden, uncontrolled shaking or tremors
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Leg paddling
  • Loss of urinary or bowel control
  • Seek immediate medical attention


Difficulty Urinating

  • Straining to urinate
  • Potential signs of crystals, blood clots, inflammation, or cancer
  • Inability to urinate for over 12 hours requires immediate assistance


Eye Issues

  • Redness, discharge, swelling, squinting
  • Chronic eye pawing or excessive tearing
  • Eye trauma can lead to blindness if left untreated



  • Swelling around the face or hives
  • Severe allergic reactions affecting the airway
  • Multiple stings may lead to anaphylactic shock


Your Pet’s Hero During an Emergency

As your pet’s world, you play a vital role in their well-being. When faced with a medical emergency, it’s essential to stay calm, focused, and proactive. Avoid internet searches for symptoms and, instead, call Town and Country Animal Clinic immediately.

We are here to provide the same care and dedication to your pet, especially during times of crisis. Your pet’s health and comfort are our top priorities. If your pet exhibits any of the symptoms mentioned above, give us a call right away for expert animal urgent care in Ville Platte, LA.

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