Puppy & Kitten Care

South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, CA, is a veterinary hospital that provides emergency care for pets. We can help provide compassionate veterinarian care for your kittens and puppies.

 Puppy and Kitten Care

When to Seek Emergency Care at the Animal Hospital

If your puppy or kitten is showing any signs of distress or illness, it's important to seek emergency care as soon as possible. Some warning signs that may require emergency care include:

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, which may be a sign of poisoning or a serious infection
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Severe burns or fractures

If your pet is in a car accident, please take it to the nearest veterinary hospital immediately. Pets hit by a car often have broken bones and internal injuries which cannot be treated at home. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, it's important to seek immediate veterinary care for your pet.

What Causes Vomiting in My Pet?

Pets may vomit for many reasons, such as eating something they shouldn't have, motion sickness, or infection. If your pet vomits more than once a day, please seek emergency care at the animal hospital. Vomiting can signify a serious health problem in pets and should not be ignored.

How Can I Tell If My Pet Is in Pain?

One of the best ways to tell if your pet is in pain is to look for signs of agitation or changes in behavior. Pets in pain may become lethargic or withdrawn and may refuse to eat or drink.

They may also yelp or cry out when touched or when picked up. If your pet is obviously in pain, bring it in to see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

What Foods Are Toxic to Puppies and Kittens?

Many foods can be toxic to puppies and kittens. Some of the most common include chocolate, onions, grapes and raisins, and macadamia nuts. If your pet has eaten any of these foods, please seek emergency care at the animal hospital as soon as possible.

Know When to Bring Your Puppy or Kitten to a Veterinarian

Puppies and kittens are not just small dogs and cats. They require their own specific care. If you are the owner of a new puppy or kitten, it's important to learn about the signs of illness and when to seek emergency care. Come to South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, CA, for Urgent Pet Care. Call us at (949) 249-7777 if your animal needs help.


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