Emergency Preparedness - Southside Animal Hospital - Lansing, MI

Southside Animal Hospital

5134 South ML King Blvd
Lansing, MI 48911



Emergency Preparedness


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.