At 911 VETS PriVET, we understand how difficult it can be to transport an elderly or ill pet, which is why we’re proud to offer sedation and transportation services for Los Angeles pet owners. Whether you need to bring your beloved dog or cat to the animal doctor for an emergency veterinary service or a routine checkup, our certified vets can pick up your pet and transport them safely to the animal care facility of your choice. While many pet owners are hesitant about sedating their pet, it’s important to understand that sedatives are strictly intended to ease your pet’s fear and anxiety during transport. If you need help traveling with your pet across Los Angeles, contact our mobile veterinary experts today!

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While pet ownership comes with many perks, sometimes emergencies can be unavoidable. As a pet owner, it’s important to know what to do and who to call when a pet emergency arises. At PriVet, we’ve helped thousands of Los Angeles pet owners successfully transport their pet to an animal hospital or clinic during an emergency. While there are many telltale signs that your pet may need immediate medical attention, below are some pet emergencies for which you should always take immediate action.

  • If your pet has experienced serious trauma, such as being hit by a car or bitten by another animal, contact our mobile veterinarians right away. Oftentimes when an animal experiences trauma, they are reluctant and defensive, which can make it difficult to transport them. When you call 911 VETS PriVET, we’ll come to your home and transport your pet safely to the nearest animal hospital. If your dog or cat is in serious pain, we’ll safely administer a sedative to ease their pain and calm their nerves during transportation.
  • If your pet has ingested a poisonous substance such as pesticides or medications, it’s important to contact your veterinarian right away. While your dog or cat may not show exterior signs of distress right away, a professional veterinarian will be able to assess the situation and offer a solution to ensure your pet’s health is not in jeopardy.
  • If you notice your pet is bleeding from the mouth, rectum, ears, nose, or eyes, there could be something seriously wrong and you should contact our mobile veterinary clinic right away.

What To Do In A Pet Emergency

At 911 VETS PriVET, we understand that pet emergencies can occur at the most inconvenient times and that they often leave the pet owner feeling helpless and scared. If your pet suddenly falls ill or becomes seriously injured, it can be hard to focus and know how to proceed. If you don’t already have a pet emergency plan, take some time to create one so you know exactly what to do in the case of a pet emergency. Some things to include in your plan are:

  • Locating your pet’s medical records. If your pet is elderly or suffers from a health condition, your veterinarian will want to know exactly what medications your pet is taking, along with a list of their current vaccinations. Make sure you know exactly where your pet’s medical records are, so in the case of an emergency, you can locate them easily to bring to the nearest animal hospital.
  • If you don’t have a local veterinarian in the Los Angeles area, make sure you know who to call in the case of an emergency. At 911 VETS PriVET, our mobile veterinary service is always available to Los Angeles residents. Whether you need a routine housecall or an emergency housecall, our veterinarians can come to your home to treat your pet.

When it comes to transporting a sick or injured pet, there are a few things you can do to make the transportation process go as smoothly as possible.

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If your pet is showing signs of illness, injury, or discomfort, it’s important to limit the handling of your pet to ensure you don’t harm them further. If your dog or cat isn’t a fan of a carrier, crate, or the car, contact PriVet. We offer pet sedation and transportation throughout Los Angeles for pet owners who need assistance transporting their four-legged friend from point A to point B.

Keep Yourself Safe

Did you know that your beloved pet is more prone to bite and scratch when they are hurt or scared? Before you make the decision to bring your pet to an animal hospital, make sure you take the proper precautions to ensure your safety isn’t compromised. If your dog is known to act out aggressively, consider putting a muzzle on them so they don’t lash out or snap at you during transportation.

PriVet is proud to be a leading provider of mobile veterinary services throughout Los Angeles. If your pet needs emergency transportation, contact our certified veterinarians today!