What is an emergency situation?

This may vary with each animal or the experience of the owner, but we think of an emergency as a life threatening situation. The following are examples of conditions which may qualify:

  • Lacerations with lots of blood loss or other trauma
  • Eating, or a history of eating poison
  • Actions of the animal that are strange or very abnormal, seizures
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Straining to urinate, painful urination, or blood in the urine
  • Frequent or uncontrollable vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness

What to do in case of an emergency.

Call the regular daytime clinic number. You will be instructed to leave a message on our voice mail system. After leaving a message, STAY OFF THE PHONE because the on-call veterinarian will be trying to call you back. If you haven’t received a call back within fifteen minutes, call again and leave a second message.