If your pet requires immediate veterinary attention, please contact your local emergency clinic.
13 animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary consultation and/or care
- 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
ANY concern about your pet’s health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.
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