SOURCE: Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin

Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin

June 23, 2011 15:00 ET

Austin Emergency Vet Clinic Extends Reach and Information With New Veterinary Hospital Website

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - Pet emergencies can happen any time, any place and anywhere and pet owners now have immediate access to assist with those emergencies with the redesigned website for Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin at With two veterinary hospital locations that already offer after-hours veterinarian service on nights, weekends and holidays, the redesigned website is one more outlet providing a 24/7 pet information portal that can be accessed anywhere. The new site provides a host of information, articles and resources to benefit pet owners in emergency and non-emergency situations.

"After-hours emergency vet care is an essential service that we offer Northwest Austin pet owners. Our website is an extension of that service as an online, easily accessible source to help pet owners that are handling an emergency situation," said Dr. Scott Johnson of the emergency clinic.

One section of the veterinary hospital site offers detailed information on a number of ailments and conditions, from arthritis to vertigo. Pet owners seeking information on parasites, seizures, diabetes, hip dysplasia and many other conditions will find it with the click of a mouse at the a section devoted to health issues on the emergency animal hospital site. Prominent feature articles on animal issues and care add another layer of information, with topics that include food safety, bird grooming and what to do if a pet exhibits cold or flu-like symptoms.

Signs of illness are covered in a section on the after-hours veterinarian site that details dog symptoms and cat symptoms that necessitate a trip to the vet. These include abnormal behavior, such as sudden lethargy or viciousness, abnormal lumps, limping or trouble lying down or getting up, a loss of appetite, notable weight loss or gain and excessive water consumption. Foul breath, dandruff, open sores, excessive scratching, licking or head shacking are others.

A section devoted to living with a pet contains information on all aspects of pet care, including choosing a pet, bringing a pet home, the importance of regular vaccinations and exams and detailed tips on seasonal care and traveling with a pet.

People who want exclusive information on the comprehensive wellness program supported by the Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin can sign up to become a member of the site for free. The Member Topics section of the site offers details on the Pet Wellness Program, an archive of past newsletters and the option to sign up for current newsletters on chosen topics. A special Member Topics section just for kids contains games, puzzles, quizzes, a coloring book and a PetTV section featuring videos of animal antics such as talking pets and a dog dancing like John Travolta.

Information on today's veterinarians rounds out the site, providing details on the profession as well as Vetopedia with an alphabetical list of common medical terms and definitions. Those who need immediate emergency pet services will find maps and more information on the two locations for the after-hours veterinarian on the website

Contact Information

    Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin
    Austin, TX