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To Our Valued Clients,

The safety and well-being of our clients, patients, and staff are our highest priority. As such, we have taken necessary precautions to ensure our safety to our clients, patients, and staff. To provide safe service for you and your pets, we require you to call us when you arrive for your appointment. It is also mandatory to wear a mask if you wish to enter our clinic.

Urgent Pet Care in Sandy Springs

When your pet needs us the most, we’ll be there to provide personalized care. Please be sure to call us immediately if your pet is in need of care. If possible, please be sure to complete our patient history form before your visit. Please note: urgent care situations are drop-off appointments only.

What to Expect During an Urgent Care Visit

Just like humans, our pets can experience accidents and injuries that require urgent veterinary care. Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if your pet is experiencing a trauma that warrants a visit to an emergency hospital, or if their symptoms are those of something less serious. If you are unsure whether your pet is in need of veterinary trauma services in Sandy Springs, here are the most common reasons to seek emergency care for pets. If possible, please be sure to complete our patient history form before your visit.

Please note: urgent care situations are drop-off appointments only.

Diarrhea and Vomiting

Whether it’s from illness or something that was ingested, seeing your pet suffer from diarrhea and vomiting can be truly heartbreaking. We’ll be there to use the latest technology to find the cause of the issue and get your pet feeling better in no time.

Ear Infections

Ear infections in pets are more common than you might realize, afflicting 1 out of every 5 dogs and 1 out of every 15 cats seen in veterinary clinics. These painful diseases can be caused by a variety of pests, parasites, and microscopic intruders — and if left untreated, they can lead to ruptured eardrums and deafness. If your pet is showing signs of an ear infection, bring them to Trusted Friend Animal Clinic for prompt diagnosis and effective treatment.

Eye Infections

If your pet displays any of the following eye symptoms, it’s important to contact us immediately.

  • Inflamed, swollen, or drooping eyelids
  • Sneezing, nasal discharge, or another symptom of respiratory distress
  • Red eyes
  • Pawing or rubbing at the eyes
  • Discharge coming from the eyes
  • Cloudy iris
  • Squinting and constant blinking
Skin Infections

Most pet skin disorders are unique and may occur in only one of the many types of animals a veterinarian cares for. These diseases range from skin cancer to allergies, and treatment options vary tremendously. Skin disease can also present as a manifestation of an underlying internal disease process. Thus, in addition to dermatology, veterinary dermatologists are also trained in internal medicine, immunology, and allergy.

Common symptoms of skin issues:

  • Does your pet constantly lick, chew, bite, scratch, or shake his or her head?
  • Is there hair loss, scabs, or dandruff?
  • Do you notice a change in the skin or coat’s color or texture?
  • Is there a bad odor from the pet’s skin or ears?
Wounds and Lacerations

If your pet is dealing with a minor wound, laceration, or a toe nail rip, we’ll be here to get them clean and stitched up quickly. Our team is experienced in dealing with these types of injuries while also keeping your pet calm.

UTIs

One of the first symptoms of a UTI in your pet may be that he or she has had a few “accidents” around the house. If you notice this, then it’s a good idea to observe for other symptoms of a UTI. These can be any of the following:

  • Pinkish stains where your dog has urinated due to blood in the urine
  • Changes in urination habits – either going more frequently or less
  • Signs of pain while urinating
  • Excessive licking of the genital area
  • Dribbling small amounts of urine
Allergy Issues

Allergies are more common than you think for pets in Sandy Springs. These allergy issues are a chronic disease that can affect many pets and indirectly their owners. There are many treatment options including medications to cover up allergy symptoms, such as antihistamines, steroids, Atopica®, Apoquel®, and Cytopoint®.