Any condition which threatens
the life of your pet. Usually requires immediate veterinary
attention. Some emergencies are obvious, as in motor vehicle
accidents. Others however may not be so recognizable.
Poisonings- Most household
products are not meant for ingestion by people or pets. Any
suspected ingestion should be called to your local veterinarian or
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center. Rat poison
ingestion, antifreeze ingestion, are among the more commonly seen
life threatening medical emergencies.
Listed below are common signs
of a Pet Emergency:
1. Seizure lasting
longer than 3-4 minutes, or occurring in succession with less than
1/2 hour between episodes.
2. Straining to urinate in
dogs - in
3. Lack of consciousness.
4. Vomiting more than 6-8 times in 12
5. Difficulty breathing.
(distension) of the abdomen.
7. Excessive blood loss from injury,
rectally, or orally in vomit.
8. Squinting or painful, red eye(s).
If your pet is experiencing any of the
above problems, contact your veterinarian or emergency hospital for