Sedation & Transport Services
When you’re faced with the struggles of moving an elderly or ill pet, our sedation and transport service is the answer.
Whether you need to bring your beloved pet to the animal doctor for another routine checkup or get there with urgency for an emergency veterinary service, our certified vets can pick them up and transport them safely to the animal care facility of your choice. Our sedation and transport services are professionally overseen by highly trained veterinarians and technicians who are committed to keeping your furry friend content and safe.
We understand and sympathize with the stress you experience when your pet has difficulty getting in and out of the vehicle, whether it’s a result of their rising age or having fallen suddenly ill. While many pet parents are hesitant about sedating their animals, it’s important to remember that sedatives are strictly intended to ease any fear and anxiety your furry friend may feel during their transport.
HANDLING A PET EMERGENCY
WHEN TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
While there are many telltale signs that your pet may need 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 during a traumatic experience, your pet will be reluctant and defensive, making it difficult to transport them. If your dog or cat is in serious pain, we’ll safely administer a sedative to calm their nerves during transportation.
- If your pet has ingested a poisonous substance such as pesticides or medications, it’s important to contact your vet quickly. While it may appear as if there are no exterior signs of distress, a professional veterinarian will be able to assess the situation internally 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, we recommend acting swiftly and contacting one of our veterinarians as these symptoms could indicate something is seriously wrong.
CREATE A PLAN
While pet ownership comes with many wonderful and life-enhancing perks, there’s always the possibility of experiencing an unavoidable emergency. As is true for any type of guardian, it’s essential to have a plan in place when the situation arises so you’ll know what to do and who to call when it matters most. Here’s what we recommend:
- Make sure you know exactly where your pet’s medical records are and that you are able to easily locate them in an emergency situation. If your pet suffers from a health condition, your veterinarian will want to know exactly what medications your pet is taking as well as a thorough medical history that includes a list of their current vaccinations. Our dispatch team can reach out to your past veterinarians and look to obtain records you may not be able to find at home.
- If you don’t have a local veterinarian in the Los Angeles or Orange County area, make sure you know who to call in the case of mobile veterinary services. We take care of all your pet needs, from a routine house call to a daytime emergency house call. Our veterinarians will gladly come to your home to treat your four-legged friend.
LIMIT THE HANDLING OF YOUR PET
If your pet is showing signs of illness, injury, or discomfort, limiting your handling of them is key to ensuring no further harm is done. It’s common for animals to be hesitant about getting into a carrier, crate, or car – especially when they don’t feel well. With our pet sedation and transportation services, we can carefully and efficiently get your pet the care it needs.
KEEP YOURSELF SAFE
When your beloved pet is hurt or scared, they are prone to bite and scratch, which is why you should always take the proper precautions to ensure your safety isn’t compromised before bringing them to an animal hospital. If your pet is known to act out in an aggressive manner, there are many comfortable and well-designed muzzles you can put on them to avoid potential issues during transportation.