When should I seek emergency pet care for my pet?
Pet emergencies can be stressful, and at the moment, it’s not always easy to choose the right course of action. If you’re unsure, call our hospital or one of our referral hospitals for more information. You can also consider the following conditions/scenarios.
Common signs of an emergency:
- Pet is having trouble breathing
- The abdomen is distended (bloated) and feels hard to the touch
- Pet is hemorrhaging or potentially has broken bones and/or internal damage
- Severe weakness, collapse
- Unable to stand, walk
- Is unable to urinate or pass stool
- Protracted vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Ingested a known or potentially toxic substance
- Fell from a high place or suffered a collision with a vehicle
- Has not eaten or had water in over 24 hours