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Is It An Emergency or Can It Wait?????


WHEN A PET SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

 

IMMEDIATELY

Inability to Breathe............................... Noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath

Bleeding That Won’t Stop ....................From any part of the body. Apply pressure and come now!

Inability to Urinate or

     Appears Constipated ......................But continues to try

Inability to Deliver                                

     Puppies or Kittens.......................... Keeps trying or has stopped trying

Pain ...................................................... Severe, Continuous with No Relief

Vomiting, Diarrhea ............................... Appearance of Blood

Loss of Balance

     or Consciousness ............................ Includes tremors, coma, staggering, blindness, fainting

Itching................................................... Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation

Penetrating Wounds............................. Any place, but especially chest or abdomen

Poisoning.............................................. Bring the container or commercial name and chemical name.

Injury.................................................... Continuous pain and/or total lameness

Any other sign that looks serious!

 

SAME DAY

Difficult Breathing ............................... With or Without Cough. Eats and Drinks. Not Frantic.

Vomiting / Diarrhea .............................. Without Blood; No Pain; No Unusual Contents

Sudden Lameness ................................. No apparent cause.

Swallowed Object ................................ Even if you THINK the pet swallowed it.

Severe Itching ....................................... With possible self-mutilation.

Strange Odor ........................................ Usually disagreeable, from any part of the body.

Burns Heat, Chemicals. ........................ Go Immediately if Extensive.

Injuries .................................................. Not severe emergency but will worsen with delay-lacerations

 

SAFE TO WAIT OVERNIGHT

Vomiting/Diarrhea ............................... No blood, no foreign material, no pain, not continuous

Itching ................................................. Mild to moderate; no skin damage; not continuous, no bleeding

Lameness ............................................. Little or no pain; no discomfort in walking; not continuous

Thirst/Urination................................... Excessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain,

                                                               no straining, no discomfort, no unusual appearance to the urine.

Loss of Appetite ................................. Skipped one main meal, but no other signs of illness.