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We are available 24/7 and there are always two veterinarians on call, at 765.6355 and 825.3459

What to do in the event of an emergency:

  • Keep Calm.

  • 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.

What is an emergency?

Things that are ALWAYS Emergencies:

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

  • Massive hemorrhage

  • Penetrating wounds of the chest or abdomen

  • Collapse, Coma or loss of consciousness

  • Poisoning

  • Seizures that go on for more than 20 minutes

  • Burns and scalds

  • Heat stroke

  • Bloating

  • Porcupine quills that can't be pulled at home - especially in the mouth

  • An eye that can't open or looks markedly abnormal.

Emergencies that really are not:

  • 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.