Our team provides emergency care for pets in need of urgent medical support. Those moments of emergency can be scary for cat and dog owners. However, it's essential to stay calm for your pet. If your pet is having an emergency, please contact us at 709-256-3891.
What's the first thing that I should do during an emergency?
Your first step should be to contact our veterinary team. In some cases, like when your cat or dog has an injury, we need to provide specific instructions on how you should safely transport them to our clinic. When pets are injured, they become more protective of their bodies, using aggression as a defence mechanism. If you're moving them, be especially mindful of supporting their neck and back if they have spinal injuries.
What are some signs my dog or cat needs urgent attention?
In some cases, it could be more obvious that your cat or dog is having a medical emergency. However, pets tend to conceal their pain, minimizing the impact of their injury or illness. Some signs you may identify include:
- Rise or fall in body temperature
- Fast-paced breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- Inability to stand
- Weak or fast pulse