Dealing with your beloved furry family member in critical moments may be stressful and you may not know where to begin. That’s why we are here to help you out! When faced with an emergency, contacting your veterinarian is the first step. Be ready to explain the situation and follow their guidance on administering first aid and safely transporting your pet. With assistance from a veterinary professional over the phone, you might be able to recognize life-threatening issues related to the airway, breathing, or circulation. Adhere to the instructions provided for immediate treatment and transportation. Informing the veterinary team in advance allows them to prepare for your arrival. If you are concerned, please call us at 705-692-4446.
What are some emergencies that require immediate veterinary care for my dog or cat?
There are several emergencies that require immediate veterinary care for your pet. Some examples include:
- Severe pain
- Severe or uncontrolled bleeding
- Difficulty breathing
- Eye injuries
- Suspected bone fractures or inability to move a limb
Please note this is not an exhaustive list, and any time you suspect an emergency or feel your pet's health is in immediate danger, it is crucial to seek veterinary care promptly.