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Emergency Defined

A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.

Easier said that recognized, right? Some health emergencies are obvious, while others are subtle leaving you to wonder what you should do. In these cases, it is best to remember that old saying, “Better safe than sorry.”

The truth of the matter is that know one knows your pet better than YOU! If you believe your pet is uncomfortable, sick or injured, please don’t hesitate to bring him or her in for evaluation and allow us to be their unspoken voice of reason.

Common Emergency Situations

  • Bite wounds, puncture and lacerations
  • Vaccine induced reactions or anaphylactic reactions
  • Bleeding (nose bleeds, bleeding from soft tissue masses, etc.)
  • Respiratory distress (panting, labored breathing, nasal discharge, excessive sneezing / coughing)
  • Collapse or fainting
  • Change in behavior
  • Excessive scratching / itching, skin infections and other skin lesions
  • Seizures, muscle spasms, incoordination, disoriented
  • Consecutive bouts of vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Trouble giving birth
  • Difficulty walking, paralysis / paresis or other leg lameness
  • Ingestion of toys or toxins / medications not currently prescribed
  • Trauma / hit by a car
  • Difficulty urinating / defecating, inappropriate urinating
  • Excessive drinking and/or eating habits
  • Eye issues (excessive blinking, pawing at face and eyes, ocular discharge, unable to open eye(s), vision impairment)
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Foul odor from the mouth, excessive drooling
  • Head tilt, excessive head shaking and/or ear scratching, swollen ear(s)

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms or if you have questions, please contact us immediately at (702)776-7650