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An emergency involving your dog or cat is probably one of your worst nightmares. Unfortunately, no matter how well you care for your pet and how hard you try to keep them safe, disaster can strike any family at any time. It only takes a second for a dog to eat something toxic out of the trash, a cat to get hurt in a fall, etc. Knowing where to turn in the event of an emergency could be the difference between life and death for your furry friend.

At Heritage Animal Hospital, we are here to help. Our veterinarians provide emergency and urgent care in Sterling during our regular business hours and will do everything possible to help your pet in their time of need.
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When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

It is not always easy to decide whether your pet’s problem requires a visit to an emergency vet. Here at Heritage Animal Hospital, we recommend seeking help if you have any reason to believe your pet is experiencing an emergency. You know your furry family member better than anyone else, so it’s always best to follow your instincts.

Additionally, there are some situations and symptoms that always warrant emergency care. These include:
  • Known ingestion of or exposure to toxins/poisons - even if your pet is not showing symptoms
  • Repeated episodes of vomiting or diarrhea
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Injuries sustained in car accidents, falls, or fights with other pets/animals
  • Crying out in pain
  • Extreme lethargy, loss of consciousness, or seizures
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Hard, bloated abdomen
  • Difficulties during labor or delivery
  • Refusal to eat or drink for more than 24 hours
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Choking or difficulty breathing

Emergency and Urgent Care for Pets in Sterling

For emergency and urgent care for pets in Sterling and the surrounding areas, trust the compassionate team right here at Heritage Animal Hospital. We are open six days a week and provide emergency and urgent care services during regular business hours. Bring your pet in or call now if they need help.
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Choosing us as your pet’s

Veterinarian in Sterling

Heritage Animal Hospital provides emergency and urgent care for pets during regular business hours in Sterling, Herndon, Sterling Park, Countryside, Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Reston, and the surrounding areas.