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How Do I Know if My Pet is Having an Emergency?

Knowing if your pet needs emergency care is not always easy. But how can you tell if something more serious is going on? If you're not sure whether your pet’s condition needs immediate attention, you should call us right away at (863) 324-3340. We can answer your questions and help you decide whether an emergency visit is necessary. You can also consult our list of emergency signs below to determine the best course of action.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Medical Care

Some of the most common signs of a pet health emergency include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Choking, gagging, or wheezing
  • Continuous coughing
  • Evidence of pain
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea for over 24 hours
  • Blood in stool and/or vomit
  • Constipation
  • Unable to urinate
  • Fever
  • Bleeding from nose, mouth, ears, or rectum
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Prolonged lethargy
  • Pale gums
  • Unable to walk or stand
  • Has possible broken bones and/or internal injuries
  • Has bite wounds and/or lacerations
  • Fell from a height
  • Sustained blunt force trauma from fall or strike
  • Collapse
  • Sitting or standing with head against the wall
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Uncontrolled shaking
  • Ate something poisonous or toxic
  • Received a bite from a venomous animal

We Provide 24/7 Emergency Care for Pets

If any of these signs are evident, you can bring your pet to our 24-hour Emergency Center for immediate treatment. Our team will get in touch with your family veterinarian to inform them about your pet’s condition and all services and medications they received with us. This ensures continuity of care and eases your transition back to your normal practice.

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