The following is a list of CRITICAL EMERGENCIES
If your dog or cat has the following symptoms,
Call your Veterinarian IMMEDIATELY!
Bleeding that will not stop
- Difficulty breathing
- Gasping for air
- A blue tongue
Injury or trauma from an accident including
- broken bones
- severe pain
- dilated pupils
Signs of Shock
- Weak and rapid heartbeat
- Inability to walk/Staggering
- Irregular, rapid and shallow breathing
- Extreme thirst
- Pinched and vacant expression
- Glassy or dull eyes, with enlarged pupils and a staring gaze
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Bloated or distended abdomen
- Swollen or painful abdomen
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood
- Violent episodes of vomiting or diarrhea
- Straining to urinate or have a bowel movement but can not.
- Painful urination
- Blood in urine or stool
- body temperature over 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
- heavy panting
- weak and lethargic
Seizures and Stroke
- Loss of consciousness
- Inability to walk, staggering
- sudden blindness
- bring the substance or ingredients list with you if you have it.
A sudden, drastic changes in behavior
- Unusual aggressiveness
- Sudden withdrawal
WHAT TO DO IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
- Stay calm.
- Try to keep your animal calm and quiet.
- Attempt to keep it from injuring itself further or others.
- Be careful – Animals in pain can bite.
- Do not attempt home remedies or to treat the animal your self.
- Phone your veterinarian or other veterinary emergency service.
- Relay ALL important information to the veterinary staff
- WRITE DOWN all directions given you by the veterinary staff
- Transport the animal as directed