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When Would My Pet Need Emergency Pet Surgery?


Every pet owner knows that their furry friend is adventurous and can sometimes be involved in accidents or become ill. Sometimes these situations may require emergency animal care including monitoring by a vet and, in extreme cases, surgery. The key to recovery is often how quickly the pet is brought in for emergency care.

Examples of a pet emergency that could require surgery include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Being Hit by a Vehicle – If your pet suffers internal injury, broken bones or any other serious trauma, the vet may need to perform surgery.
  • Swallowing Foreign Objects – If your pet ingests a foreign object, such as part of a toy, the animal’s digestive system could become blocked. In cases like this, surgery may be required to safely remove the object.
  • C-Section – If your female pet has difficulty giving birth, an emergency C-section could be required to ensure safe delivery for both mother and babies.
  • Animal Attack – If your pet is attacked by another animal, such as another dog, surgery could be necessary to treat any wounds, internal damage or broken bones.
  • Infection – Pyometra is a severe infection in the uterus. It is common among female dogs who have not been spayed. If your dog suffers from this infection, emergency surgery is necessary to remove the infected organ.
  • Bloat – This is a common yet serious condition where the dog’s stomach becomes filled up with gas and fluid and can become twisted. Bloat develops suddenly, usually in a healthy, active dog. The dog may have just eaten a large meal, exercised vigorously before or after eating, or drank a large amount of water immediately after eating. This can quickly become a life-threatening condition that requires emergency surgery to save the dog’s life.

There are other various medical conditions that may require surgery to properly repair the problem. If your pet experiences any of these pet emergencies, be sure to take them to an emergency animal hospital like Crossroads Animal Emergency.

Why Choose Crossroads for My Pet Emergencies?

The team at Crossroads Animal Emergency is not just an emergency hospital for pets. We strive to provide valuable emergency services while also making you and your pet as comfortable as we can. If your pet is in pain, we will not make it wait for an examination from the vet. Instead, we will administer the necessary medications immediately to make the pet as comfortable as possible when the vet does examine them.

There are many emergency pet care centers; however, our animal hospital offers the latest technology such as state-of-the-art equipment to care for your pet. We also think of you in the waiting room by offering custom furniture with extra lumbar support, Netflix and even snacks. We understand that this is an extremely stressful time for you and your pet, so we will do everything we can to make you and your pet as comfortable as possible.

Contact Us

Crossroads Animal Emergency


11057 Rosecrans Ave Norwalk, CA 90650

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday: Open all night from 6 PM to 8 AM
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Open 24 hours