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Lakewood, CA residents ask, “What is a pet emergency?”


Dr. Jose Arambulo, vet of Bloomfield Animal Hospital Lakewood, CA  explains what a pet emergency is.
Dr. Jose Arambulo of Bloomfield Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CA understands that pets are family. Your pet is your companion, your loved one, and deserves to be treated as such. When a pet emergency occurs, you can feel at ease knowing we are here to help.

It can be difficult to know when your pet is not feeling well. Animals do not often show signs of weakness. If you notice sudden changes in your pet’s habits, contact your vet immediately. Once your pet is showing signs of a problem, it is crucial to get help.

Common pet emergencies

If you are unsure what constitutes an emergency, be on the lookout for these common pet emergencies:
  • Difficulty breathing - Labored breathing is often the result of the lungs or airway being compromised and is a serious problem.
  • Seizures - Seizures show abnormal electrical activity within the brain and can be life threatening
  • Vomiting and diarrhea - These gastrointestinal problems are some of the most common pet emergencies. They can be signs of numerous conditions and can be worsen drastically as dehydration can occur quickly.
  • Coughing or choking - A compromised respiratory system is a symptom of several conditions but is problematic as it can affect proper oxygenation or cause fluid to build up in the lungs.
  • Blunt force trauma - Even what appears to be a minor bump could cause internal damage. Seek veterinary assistance for any blunt force trauma.
  • Ingestion of toxins - Common household products, cleaners, and medications are toxic to pets. Ingesting toxins can cause serious, even life threatening consequences.
  • Allergic reactions - Facial swelling, hives, itchiness, and difficulty breathing are symptoms of allergic reactions.

At Bloomfield Animal Hospital, we are committed to protecting our pets’ health and well being. Priority is given to emergencies and visits are available during office hours. We understand that emergencies do not always occur at convenient times. For after-hours emergencies, phone numbers are available for several trusted emergency clinics.

Please don’t hesitate if your pet is hurt or not acting normally. Trust Dr. Arambulo and Bloomfield Animal Hospital with your companion’s well being. Call today for an appointment. (562) 383-7788

Listed below are some of the emergency hospitals that we partner with and their phone numbers :
Crossroads Animal Emergency: (562) 645-6937
Long Beach Animal Emergency: (562) 735-5200
VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital : (714) 623-7374
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Bloomfield Animal Hospital is a trusted name in pets’ preventive, medical, surgical, and emergency care in Lakewood, CA. With a 30-year history as a family-owned pet clinic, it’s reputed for providing modern services in a warm, friendly environment. It’s one of the few veterinary hospitals to be AAHA-accredited.

Dr. Jose Arambulo, owner and chief veterinarian is experienced in treating eye, ear, and skin disorders and is especially interested in internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. The hospital also utilizes the services of board-certified veterinarians, Dr. Ann Reed – Radiologist, and Dr. Fred Brewer – Cardiologist.
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