How can I tell if my pet needs to come to an emergency veterinary hospital?

October 27th, 2015 by admin

If you have any uncertainty at all about whether or not your pet needs emergency veterinary care – come right in!

Better to be safe than sorry. Ideally, call the emergency animal hospital or come in straight away.

However, here are some definite signs that your dog or cat needs medical attention right away:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak pulse
  • Rapid pulse
  • Body temperature change
  • Difficulty standing up
  • Pale gums
  • Paralysis or difficulty moving
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizure
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Straining for urine or stools

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