When to Contact Your Emergency Vet
Our pets are masters at hiding when they are sick or injured, so it may not be clear if they need emergency care. Some emergency situations are obvious, but others can be subtle.
If any of the following are occurring, please contact our hospital immediately:
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe bleeding
- Extended period of vomiting or diarrhea
- Exhibiting symptoms of severe pain (flinching/crying when touched or shaking)
- Straining or unable to pass stool or urine
- Not eating or drinking
- Limping or inability to walk
- Loss of consciousness
- Presence of blood in stool or vomit
- Acting lethargic or disoriented
- Experiencing a traumatic event (hit by a car, attacked by another animal, etc.)
Emergencies can range from subtle to severe, but always contact our hospital immediately if you have concerns about your pet’s health, or if your pet exhibits any of the above symptoms or behaviors. Our experienced veterinarians can offer guidance and help you decide on the best course of action.