Southside Animal Hospital

5134 South ML King Blvd
Lansing, MI 48911

(517)882-6614

www.southsidevetlansing.com

Medical emergencies can and do happen and are often emotional and frustrating times for pet owners. It can be helpful if you take a few simple steps to be prepared for medical emergencies for your pet. 
Tip #1 
Don't Panic! Although this is a very difficult time try to step back and take a few deep breaths. Your pet will not benefit from you being hysterical. 
Tip #2
Have the name and number for area emergency clinics easily accessible. We suggest putting a card with this information in your wallet and on your refrigerator. 
Tip #3
Make a list of your pets medical conditions and any medications they are on. Keep it somewhere easily accessible. 
Tip #4
Keep a copy of your pets vaccination records handy. 
Tip #5
You may want to make practice runs to your local emergency clinic so that you know the easiest route. 
Tip #6
You may want to take a pet first aid course to familiarize yourself with basic first aid techniques.