If your pet is in trouble, it can be quite difficult as an owner, especially if you are unsure if the situation should be evaluated immediately. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian or the nearest emergency animal hospital.
Valley Emergency Pet Care can be reached at 970-927-5066.
Common medical emergencies among pets include trauma injuries, ingestion dangers and unexplained symptoms.
TRAUMA INVOLVES ACCIDENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.
- Bite wounds
- Broken bones
- Distended abdomen
- Hit by car
- Excessive bleeding
- Eye injuries
- Heatstroke, frostbite
- Trouble breathing, gagging, choking
INGESTION EMERGERNCIES INVOLVE EATING OR DRINKING.
- Chocolate, mushrooms, onions
- House plants
- Rat poision
- Pool chemicals
SYMPTOMS OF EMERGENCIES
UNEXPLAINED SYMPTOMS CAN SIGNAL AN EMERGENCY.
- Appetite, behavior or stool changes
- Couching, sneezing, wheezing
- Urinary problems
- Retching or vomiting
- Whining, shaking or hiding