If your pet requires immediate veterinary attention, please contact your local emergency clinic.

Clinical  Signs

13 animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary consultation and/or care

From: https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/animal-emergencies.aspx

  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes
  • Choking, difficulty breathing, or incessant coughing/gagging
  • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum; coughing up blood; passing blood in urine
  • Inability to urinate or defecate, or painful urination/defecation
  • Eye injuries
  • Suspected or confirmed toxin/poison (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison) ingesion
  • Seizures and/or staggering
  • Fractured bones, severe lameness, loss of mobility
  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • Heat stress or heatstroke
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • Unconsciousness

ANY concern about your pet’s health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.

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