What is An Animal Emergency?

THE FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LIST OF PET EMERGENCIES:

• A pet that has been hit by a car or other vehicle
• A pet that is having trouble urinating, or is not producing urine
• A pet that is having difficulty breathing
• A pet that is unwilling or unable to eat or drink
• A pet with a bite wound or burn injury
• A pet in shock – Signs of shock can include weakness, pale mucous membranes, cold extremities, and an abnormal heart rate
• A pet with an abnormal heart rhythm
• A pet that is having trouble walking or does not have proper balance
• A pet with a high body temperature
• A pet having seizures
• A pet in a coma-like state
• A pet that has recently undergone surgery and is not recovering as well as would be expected