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It’s hard to know when a problem is an emergency or not.  Call a Veterinarian or the Emergency Clinic if your pet is showing these signs or if you are unsure.

  • Difficulty breathing,
    • noisy respiration,
    • blue tongue,
    • gasping for breath.
  • Bleeding that does not stop from any part of the body; apply pressure with a clean cloth and go!
  • Bloated or distended abdomen or swollen or painful abdomen with or without vomiting.
  • Inability to urinate or move bowels but continues to try or has bloody stool or urine or painful defecation or urination.
  • Heatstroke
    • heavy panting
    • extreme weakness
    • body temperature about 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Inability to deliver puppies or kittens, labor contractions for longer than one hour or more than 15 minutes of labor with the fetus or membrane showing.
  • Loss of balance or consciousness or seizure, including
    • tremors,
    • coma,
    • staggering,
    • convulsions,
    • sudden blindness,
    • tilting of the head,
    • biting at imaginary objects,
    • sudden changes in disposition such as unusual withdrawal or out-of-character aggressiveness.
  • Pain, severe or continuous.
  • Major trauma, injury, or shock from
    • falls,
    • vehicle accidents,
    • wounds,
    • cuts,
    • broken bones
  • shows signs of:
    • weakness,
    • collapse,
    • shallow breathing,
    • rapid heartbeat,
    • bewildered appearance,
    • dilated pupils.
  • Ingested poison; bring the container or the commercial or chemical name of the product or a list of ingredients if you have it.
  • Penetrating wounds anyplace, but especially in the chest or abdomen.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea with blood or violent episodes.
  • Lameness and cannot bear any weight on the leg.
  • Any other signs that look serious, such as:
    • eye problems,
    • severe itching with self-mutilation,
    • severe hives

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