It is possible for many of our locations to admit pets for observation, as in hospital. This is usually necessary after surgical procedures, for risk patients (e.g., after accidents) and when they have serious medical diseases (e.g., gastrointestinal problems).
Cats and small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs etc.) have cages in separate rooms as they are natural enemies and stress would delay recovery. In addition, there is an infectious disease ward with intensified hygiene rules as animals with infectious diseases, such as parvovirus in dogs or cat flu, are accommodated here. In the ward, each animal has its own cage equipped with drinking and feeding bowls and also with toilet for cats and small animals.
Care of the patients
The vets who are responsible for inpatient care ensure intensive monitoring and care of the animals. Patients are also in the tender care of trained veterinary staff who are responsible for feeding the animals and daily cleaning and disinfection of the cages.
Telephone inquiries and visits
Naturally you can phone daily to ask how your pet is. The best time to do this will be discussed with you as the vet’s round, necessary tests and treatments must first be finished so that you can be given satisfactory information.
Visits are permitted only in exceptional cases, on the one hand so as not to inflict the stress of separation on our patients following visits and also so as not to interrupt the smooth inpatient care of all the patients.
Hospitalisation will always be as short as necessary as experience has shown that animals recover best at home.
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