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Understanding Emergency and Urgent Care for Pets at Oasis Animal Hospital

Oasis Animal Hospital - Your Trusted Partner in Pet Health Emergencies


At Oasis Animal Hospital, we understand that when your pet faces a health emergency, every moment counts. Knowing the difference between emergency and urgent care, and when to seek each, is crucial in ensuring your furry friend gets the right help at the right time.



Recognizing a Pet Emergency

A pet emergency is a situation where immediate medical attention is required. This can include:

  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes

  • Choking, difficulty breathing, or nonstop coughing and gagging

  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea

  • Suspected poisoning

  • Seizures and staggering

  • Fractured bones or severe lameness

  • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces

  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more

1. Emergency Care at Oasis Animal Hospital

Our Emergency Care unit is equipped to handle life-threatening situations. We offer:

  • 8 AM-Midnight availability for emergencies

  • Advanced diagnostics and treatment options

  • Skilled veterinarians and a dedicated support team

  • Intensive care unit for critical cases

2. When to Seek Emergency Care

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms or has suffered a serious injury, it’s critical to bring them to our emergency care immediately. In these situations, waiting or delaying can be detrimental to your pet's health.


Understanding Urgent Care

Urgent care is for situations that require medical attention within 24 hours but are not immediately life-threatening. This includes:

  • Minor cuts and wounds

  • Mild to moderate vomiting or diarrhea

  • Ear infections

  • Mild lameness or limping

  • Eye irritation or minor eye injuries

  • Skin rashes and minor allergic reactions

3. Urgent Care Services at Oasis Animal Hospital

Our Urgent Care services are designed to treat conditions that are not critical but still require prompt attention. We provide:

  • Scheduled appointments for urgent care needs

  • Comprehensive examinations and diagnostics

  • Treatment for a wide range of non-life-threatening conditions

  • Follow-up care and advice for home care

4. When to Choose Urgent Care

If your pet’s condition is not life-threatening but needs medical attention soon, our Urgent Care is the right choice. This ensures your pet gets timely care without the intensity of an emergency room.


5. Preparing for Your Visit

Whether visiting for emergency or urgent care, having your pet’s medical history ready can be helpful. If transferring from another clinic, bring any relevant records or test results.


At Oasis Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for all your pet's health needs, whether it’s an emergency or urgent care situation. Located in the heart of Mauldin, SC we pride ourselves by understanding the difference between these two types of care is vital for every pet owner. Remember, we’re here to assist you in making the best decision for your pet's health.


Your pet’s health and well-being are our top priority. Oasis Animal Hospital provides pet urgent care & pet emergency care 7 Days A Week, 365 Days A Year. In any health emergency Oasis Animal Hospital in Mauldin, SC is here to help.

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