Small dogs usually live longer than larger dogs, but their increased lifespan doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. In fact, these five conditions and diseases are more likely to occur in sma ...View Article
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Remaining a calm and getting help is the best thing you can do. Pets can sense our anxiety, and will respond to your energy.
Ask someone to help you
if you can, so you can be with your pet as you drive to the veterinarian.
Don’t put yourself in danger.
Busy streets, power lines, chemical spills and attacking animals can injure you as well. Keeping yourself safe will help will help you help your pet.
Be careful, your pet may bite or scratch you.
Animals act differently when scared or painful.
Even the nicest pets can bite or scratch if they are in a crisis.
If your pet is bleeding, apply direct pressure to the area
with a clean towel or cloth, and come right in.
A large towel or blanket
can be used to wrap or pick up your pet and can provide comfort, warmth and safety from bites and further injury.
What constitutes as an emergency?
Any situation where if not treated immediately, could lead to significant and prolonged injury and illness, potentially resulting in death.
Following is a BRIEF list of problems that would be considered an EMERGENCY and should be treated IMMEDIATELY:
• Difficulty breathing
• Significant trauma (i.e. hit by car, fall, animal fight, broken bones, large wounds punctures)
• Uncontrolled or excessive bleeding
• Prolonged or uncontrolled seizure activity
• Ingestion of objects, poisons or toxic substances
• Pale, white, blue or grey gum color
• Inability to urinate and/or excessive straining to urinate
• Facial swelling and/or hives
• Staggering or loss of balance/coordination
• Bloated or distended painful abdomen
• Uncontrolled vomiting and/or diarrhea
• Sudden loss of vision or hearing
• Uncontrolled and/or debilitating pain
• Sudden change of awareness (unresponsive or unconscious)
There are many other conditions that are not listed that could be just as harmful to your pet. Please GIVE US A CALL, and a trained member of our team will let you know if you should seek veterinary intervention immediately.
If in doubt: PLEASE CALL!
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