Is Your Pet Feeling Sick?

The talented and nurturing veterinarians at Care First Animal Hospital are passionate about providing exceptional care for your pet, whether your furry friend is in perfect health or feeling a little under the weather.

Our services are quick, yet thorough so that you can spend less time worrying about underlying causes of your pet’s ailment and more time focusing on recovery. We’re proud to possess an in-house laboratory for a quick turnaround time on services such as fecal testing and blood work for all patients. Care First Animal Hospital also offers preventative care plans to give you peace of mind. 

Come See Us 

When you bring your pet into one of our three locations at OberlinGlenwood, or Tryon, you’ll experience customer service and veterinary care second to none. If your pet seems under the weather, give us a call today, and our team will work with you to diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing them.

  • Same-Day Sick Pet Visits – Does your pet not seem like themselves? Bring them in the same day for a visit and we’ll diagnose the problem. We keep appointment slots open throughout the day so you can call and bring your pet in to be seen as soon as possible.

  • Diagnostic Medicine – We offer a variety of diagnostic medicine, including allergy testing, radiology, endoscopy and more.

  • Ultrasounds / Digital X-Rays – We use ultrasound technology to generate images of abdominal organs and internal bone structures to take a look inside and see what is causing your pet’s symptoms.

  • Vimago HDVI

Same-Day Appointments

The veterinarians at Care First Animal Hospital understand the concern you feel when your pet is sick. It’s our priority to provide compassionate, quality medical veterinary services throughout the Triangle. When your pet is sick in Raleigh or a nearby area, don’t hesitate to call our animal hospital — we provide same day appointments for our patients.

We structure our appointment schedules and staffing around being available to you and your pet when you need us the most. In addition, we welcome you to drop off your pet for their sick pet appointment in Raleigh or Cary in order to accommodate your work or lifestyle.

Not only will your pet receive a one-on-one personal consultation with a vet, but our regular, formal doctors’ rounds give your pet the benefit of several expert opinions. You can feel confident that our veterinarians will address your concerns and explain your treatment options.

Sick Pet Symptoms

How do you know when your pet is feeling under the weather? Sick dogs and cats show several common symptoms. Take note if your pet is demonstrating the following signs of illness:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Decreased activity
  • Frequent or less-frequent urination
  • Stiffness
  • Lameness
  • Difficulty getting up
  • Coughing
  • Hair loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Lethargy/tiredness