At Bayside Animal Hospital, we know that unexpected veterinary emergencies are scary, especially when it can be difficult to find an appointment when you need it.
Our hospital offers same-day appointments and urgent care for sick and injured pets during our regular business hours, which are:
- Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Please call ahead so we can best advise you on handling your unique situation, and get the clinic prepared to provide the best urgent care possible.
Frequently Seen Emergencies Include:
During the summer months, animals can struggle with heatstroke in the Granite Bay, California region. Without proper medical attention, heatstroke can cause brain swelling, reduced kidney function, and overheating of body tissues.
Signs of Heatstroke:
- Deep panting and salivation
- Drowsiness or sleepiness
If you notice any of these symptoms, call us immediately. The faster your pet can get medical attention, the better chance they have of a happy outcome.
Severe wounds are something that must be dealt with immediately. If your pet has a deep wound or is bleeding, gently apply pressure with clean material to control bleeding and bring your pet in to see us.
Poisoning, head injuries, severe infections, tumors, and epilepsy are all causes of seizures in animals. If your pet is having a seizure, be sure to:
- Keep the animal in a safe place away from potential dangers including pools, stairs, or sharp objects.
- Place the pet in a blanket for transport
- Call us right away when seizure episodes occur so we can prepare for your visit.
The majority of allergic reactions in animals are due in large part to insects. Other allergens can be food, vaccines, or other medications. Mild reactions are defined by small swelling in a localized area, severe reactions can progress to anaphylactic shock.
First aid for mild reactions:
- Please keep the pet calm and quiet.
- Contact Bayside Animal Hospital for additional information.
Hospice and End-of-Life Care
One of the most difficult things we do for our beloved pets is managing their last days in declining health. Our doctors and staff will help you assess your pet's quality of life, counsel you with realistic expectations from treatment options, and ease your pet's discomfort in his or her final days. And when it is time for that painful final decision, we will help you say goodbye with kindness and compassion.
When to Seek Emergency Care
Bayside Animal Hospital is committed to helping your pets however we can, but some emergency situations require emergency hospitals. If your pet is experiencing any of the following, please find the closest emergency hospital:
- Rattlesnake bites
- Hit by car
Whether you are in need of urgent care or to schedule an annual wellness visit, Bayside Animal Hospital is here for you. Please call to schedule your appointment or to let us know you are on your way with an urgent case.