Pets are great at masking when they are sick or injured, so it may not be obvious if they need emergency care. If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms or behaviors, seek emergency care immediately:
- Difficulty breathing
- Traumatic event (hit by a car, attacked by another animal, etc.)
- Severe bleeding
- Vomiting/diarrhea for over 24 hours
- Straining or unable to pass stool or urine
- Bloated or distended abdomen
- Inability to walk
- Seizures or convulsions
- Loss of consciousness
- Exposed to a toxin (pills, household chemicals, chocolate, etc.)
- Difficulty giving birth
Emergencies can range from subtle to severe, but always contact your primary veterinarian if you have any questions. If your pet is affected by any of the above symptoms and needs emergency care, please contact us or an after-hours emergency clinic right away.
We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured. We also know that when your pet is hospitalized and needs critical care services, you want the very best level of care possible. For these reasons, we offer urgent care and emergency stabilization during our clinic hours.