The veterinary Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the DCC Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to critically ill small animals. Our veterinary ICU unit is managed by a team of trained veterinary doctors and staff. The care and well-being of your pet is assessed constantly by members of our veterinary ICU team.
A team approach is particularly important for critically ill patients. Each pet patient admitted to the veterinary intensive care unit has a team of caregivers including internationally trained and acclaimed veterinarians. The ICU team works closely with other specialists within the hospital such as surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, and neurology to provide the highest level of care to each pet.
Most of our veterinary pet patients come to us due to a life-threatening disease or condition and require special treatment (such as advanced pain management or complex fluid or drug therapy). Our expert veterinarians are well equipped with state-of-the-art machines and advanced techniques to make sure your pet recovers fast.
A few cases we have seen where your pooch requires our ICU facility are –
Not all pet clinic are equipped with an ICU, check before you go.
Veterinary critical care also known as intensive care is a branch of veterinary medicine that focuses on animals who are experiencing a serious medical situation that can potentially be helped.
When there is an emergency with your pet, the veterinarian will first stabilize the situation and then perform various tests. In some cases where it becomes difficult to stabilize them, they are shifted to the ICU and given proper treatment and medication till they are stable again.
There are many health problems where your pet might need an ICU treatment like pet poisoning or hit by a car. In these two cases triage will take place where you will be guided as a pet parent as to what is happening with your pet.
Pets are given veterinary care during critical illness or trauma that can be life-threatening. They are given same care as humans including life support system.
Veterinary ICU focuses on animals who are experiencing serious medical issues can potentially be treated. Hospice care on the hand, is where your pet is kept comfortable during his last stage.
Veterinary ICU is a separate department in animal hospital that specializes in cases that might require life-supporting technology or equipment. The pets in ICU are extremely ill and need extra care and attention.
Advanced monitoring and therapy can include, blood pressure and blood flow monitoring, IV fluid therapy, medication to assist with circulation, ventilation support, catheterization, nutritional support and pain control.