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Contact your nearest veterinary hospital and let them know what has happened or what is happening. Get first aid advice and arrange a time to meet the veterinarian
Keep your pet warm, and as quiet as possible. Keep movement to a minimum if there is possible trauma, broken limbs, etc.
Carefully place the animal into your car, wrap in a blanket or towel.
Get to the veterinary hospital as soon as possible.
There are many possible emergencies, but the following are some of the most common and serious that would need immediate attention:
Problems with urinating
Dangling leg and the pet is unable to put weight on it
Continuous vomiting and/or diarrhea (especially with blood)
Severe difficulty in breathing
Penetrating wounds of the chest or abdomen
Collapse, Coma or loss of consciousness
Seizures that go on for more than 20 minutes
Burns and scalds
Porcupine quills that can't be pulled at home - especially in the mouth
An eye that can't open or looks markedly abnormal.
A bleeding toenail - they usually stop after a while and are not dangerous.
Vomiting of worms - deworm him as soon as possible, and the vomiting will usually stop.
Most seizures last under a minute and the animal is normal shortly thereafter. You may want to make an appointment with your vet.
Gagging usually results from swallowing something that really irritates the throat. Some water usually helps. (If a pet is truly choking, they will be having trouble breathing, unable to drink or swallow, pawing at the face and often drooling. This is an emergency.)
If he can put weight on the leg then odds are there is no fracture. Most limping comes from a small wound or from a fight.
My pet has been sprayed by a skunk. His eyes may be sore, just rinse them with water.