Crossroads Animal Blog

Our State-of-the-Art Facilities At Crossroads Animal Emergency, we offer the latest in state-of-the-art technology and procedures to help your pet recover quickly from any injury or illness.  We have the equipment and techniques that enable us to serve you and your pet professionally and achieve the best possible outcome in an emergency illness or injury. […]

As we approach the 4th of July, it is important to take time out from having fun, barbecuing, swimming and enjoying time with friends to think for a moment about pet safety.  Every Independence Day sees thousands of visits to emergency vets by owners whose pets have been injured during holiday celebrations. At Crossroads Animal […]

Hot weather is here for most of the country, and keeping your pets cool is becoming a big concern for many owners. Although cats seem to be more resilient when it comes to heat than dogs, it is important for cat owners to recognize the symptoms of heatstroke or heat exposure in their pets and […]

Heatstroke can happen to pets anywhere, but it is a special danger in sunny climates like southern California and during summer months, when temperatures in cars and other enclosed spaces can quickly top 100ºF.  Not only are summer months prime time for heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses, but some animals are more susceptible than others […]

You may not be aware of the fact that some plants around your home and in your yard can be very dangerous for your pet.  Whether it is due to ingestion or skin rashes, many pets are treated every year by emergency vets for exposure to dangerous plants.  At Crossroads Animal Emergency, we offer advice […]

Do you know the signs that your cat needs emergency vet service? If not, it pays to learn them so that you can respond quickly and appropriately. One of the signs you should never ignore is abnormal urination.  This can be a sign of some serious illnesses, so if your cat suddenly has a change […]

National Dress Up Your Pet Day is a fun event held every year in January. This year, the event falls on January 14, 2016, and thousands of pet owners across the country will dress up their pets in costumes and proudly share their photos with others or attend dress up events in various locations.  However, […]

Every year, animals become extremely ill or even die from marijuana poisoning. In some cases, owners who do not realize the danger allow pets to eat food laced with marijuana or remain in the room while it is smoked.  In other cases, animals accidentally ingest the drug when they discover a quantity of the plant, […]

If your pet has suffered an emergency illness or injury, you may be very concerned about taking it to a vet with whom you are not familiar. After all, your family vet understands your pet and may have been treating your dog or cat all its life. However, when you have a pet emergency after hours, it is critical in some cases that your pet receives immediate treatment. It may help to understand what you can expect from night, weekend and holiday pet care at Crossroads Animal Emergency.