Trauma Care For Pets in Mesa, Arizona

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A pet in pain is a major heartache for any pet owner, and in these moments of pain, we provide the best care possible to relieve the pain fast and help our pets. So when an accident happens, it pays to know how to deal with it and where to seek immediate help. Understanding pet trauma, its common causes, and the signs to look out for can make all the difference in ensuring a speedy recovery for your pet.

At East Valley Urgent Pet Care in Mesa, Arizona, we understand the importance of prompt and attentive emergency trauma care for your pet. Led by experienced veterinarian Dr. Usiak-McBeth, our compassionate and caring staff is dedicated to providing a personal experience for each patient and their owner. Contact us to learn more about trauma pet care in Mesa, Arizona

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Understanding Pet Trauma 

Pet trauma is any physical injury or wound caused by an external force. It can range from minor injuries like cuts and bruises to more severe injuries like broken bones and internal bleeding. A pet’s active lifestyle is often the main risk factor for traumatic injuries. That being said,  protecting your pet from traumatic injuries can be challenging, especially if your pet has an active lifestyle.

Common Causes of Pet Trauma

  • Road accidents are a common cause of trauma in pets, with dogs being more susceptible.
  • Falls can happen to pets of any age, but older pets can be caused by poor vision, arthritis, or a lack of coordination.
  • Animal attacks can happen to both indoor and outdoor pets and can range from minor scratches to severe life-threatening injuries.
  • Burns can be caused by mild to severe or hot surfaces, sunburns, chemicals, or electrical shocks.
  • Poisoning can happen when pets ingest harmful substances or chemicals.
  • Dental trauma is also a common cause of trauma in pets, especially in older pets.
  • Insect stings, e.g., bees and scorpions
  • Malicious injury and physical abuse by human beings, weapon injuries, such as gunshots, stabbing, etc.

Signs of Pet Trauma  

Knowing your pet is unwell can be challenging since most animals try to conceal any signs of injury or illness. However, if you’re familiar with normal and abnormal behavior in pets, below are telltale signs and symptoms that your dog is suffering from trauma and needs urgent trauma pet care. 

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Limping or difficulty walking
  • Crying or whining
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dental trauma includes broken, chipped, or lose teeth, swollen gums, and pain when mouth opening or eating.
  • weak/rapid pulse
  • Drastic changes in body temperatures
  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Aggression. 

In many emergencies, injuries to your pet are obvious. However, it is common for animals to start showing some signs of injury after a traumatic incident. It is important to observe your pets for possible signs of distress. If you see changes in normal behavior or notice some of the symptoms above, contact a vet as soon as possible.  

What You Should Do If Your Pet is Injured?

If you suspect that your pet has been injured, it’s essential to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Time is of the essence. Prompt treatment helps make the animal more comfortable and can make all the difference in ensuring a full recovery.

If your pet is unconscious, not breathing, or has a severe injury, call your local 24hr emergency veterinarian immediately.

If your pet is conscious, take the following steps:

  • Keep your pet calm and still to prevent further injury.
  • Control bleeding by applying pressure to the wound with a clean cloth or bandage.
  • Keep your pet warm, as they may be in shock.
  • Contact East Valley Urgent Pet Care or transport your pet to the nearest veterinary or emergency clinic.

How We Manage Trauma at East Valley Urgent Pet

At East Valley Urgent Pet Care, we pride ourselves on providing prompt, attentive, and complete trauma care for our patients. Our experienced and detailed staff is equipped to handle a wide range of pet emergencies, including but not limited to the following:

Wound Care. 

For wounds of all types, the experienced veterinary care at East Valley Urgent Pet Care will:

  • Monitor the patient closely and provide sedatives and pain medications based on their level of need.
  • Designate an area (treatment or surgery) with equipment needed to monitor patients and treat wounds.
  • The clip is clean and flush as needed. If surgery is required, it may be performed at this time.

Pain Management. 

We also provide options for injectable pain management, oral medications, and adjunct therapy, such as acupuncture and supplements (joint supplements, omegas, etc.) to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible during recovery.

At East Valley Urgent Pet Care, we take pain management seriously and stay on top of the best recommendations for pain management in veterinary patients as Dr. Usiak-McBeth is a member of IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy Of Pain Management)

Antimicrobial Treatment

We practice the responsible use of antimicrobials at East Valley Urgent Pet Care. Patients have only been prescribed antibiotics if truly indicated, and cultures are often recommended for best use/practice. Our antimicrobial treatments involve injectables, orals, and topicals to ensure your pet receives the best care.


We understand that some patients may be unstable and require immediate care. That’s why we offer and provide a critical care plan when we recognize a patient is in immediate danger. This includes immediate care/first aid, blood pressure monitoring, ECG, IV catheter access, fluid therapy, analgesia/pain management as needed, imaging (ultrasound/x-ray), etc.

Urgent Pet Care in  Mesa, Arizona

East Valley Urgent Pet Care strives to provide your friends with the best possible care possible. From trauma care to emergency dental issues, we’ve got you covered.

The experienced and dedicated staff, led by Dr. Usiak-McBeth, are committed to providing a personal experience for each patient and their owner. We’re here to help you and your pet through any emergency and are committed to ensuring a speedy recovery.

If you’re in Mesa, Arizona, and your pet is in need of emergency care, don’t hesitate to contact us. Come and experience the difference for yourself at East Valley Urgent Pet Care.