Intensive Care

We are all familiar with the term Intensive Care Unit or “ICU.” We associate these terms with life balancing care and severe trauma. This is not necessarily the case, especially with animals. Apollo Animal Hospital uses an intensive care approach to animals who are especially sick or are recovering from surgery. Intensive care means constant monitoring of heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rates and oxygen levels. Pain levels are consistently assessed to keep your pet comfortable as well. In our unit, your pet will receive direct veterinarian supervision as well as staying warm and possibly sedated until deemed well enough to recover at home. Home is always best for sick pets, as they respond better to familiar environments.

Some reasons your pet may be admitted to our hospital for intensive care treatment:

  • Renal Failure
  • Sepsis
  • Trauma
  • Snake Bites
  • Respiratory failure
  • Congestive Heart Disease
  • Recovery from Major Surgery