Is It An Emergency??
During normal office hours please try to call ahead (837-5383), then procede directly to our clinic.
If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us to be seen IMMEDIATELY
- Inability to breath; noisy respiration, sudden blue tongue, gasping for breath
- Bleeding that won't stop; apply pressure and call us
- Inability to urinate; continually trying to go and can't
- Eye injury; if you can see a scratch or foreign object or pet won't open eyelid (don't let pet rub or scratch at eye)
- Seizures; more than 2 min long or non-stop
- Penetrating injury
- extreme pain
- Inability to Deliver Puppies or Kittens
- Vomiting; non-stop or unable to keep even water down
- Loss of Balance or Consciousness; with tremors, coma, staggering, blindness or fainting
- Inability to Stand or Walk
- Poisoning; bring us the container or commercial name and specific chemical
- Hit by vehicle
- obvious broken bones or dislocated joints (if you can see bone, or limb is at an akward angle)
- Bloating (stomach)
- Allergic Reaction; swollen face or hives on body
- Any other serious signs - don't be afraid to call us! We would rather you call with a question now than call us when it's too late!
If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us to be seen TODAY or early TOMORROW
- Abnormal breathing or coughing; pet is not frantic
- Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
- Seizures (occasionally and less than 2 min long)
- Sudden Lameness
- Swallowed foreign object
- Itching; constant (without self-mutilation)
- Lacerations (cuts); (if the bleeding won't stop, this is urgent)
- Eye discharge; don't let your pets rub at the eyes - this can cause it to worsen
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Bloody Urine (unless your pet is a Male Cat - this could be urgent)
- Sudden appearance of a lump or a lump that suddenly gets very large
- Ear Infections with severe itching and self-mutilation
If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us to be seen in a DAY OR TWO
- Occasional vomiting or diarrhea
- Mild to Moderate Itching
- Lameness with little or no pain
- Loss of Appetite (skipped one to two main meals), but normal otherwise
- Ear Infections (without severe itching or self-mutilation)
Some Things to Remember:
- In an Emergency; If Possible, Call us for advice and let us know you are on your way
- Pets do not understand pain and may try to bite or scratch you.
- Apply pressure to wounds to stop or control bleeding.
- Injuries may cause pets to go into shock. (Paleness in mouth, eyelids and lips. Weak and shallow breathing. Cool body. Semi-conscious. No response)
- Keep warm with a blanket. If pet is unconscious, place head lower than body during transportation.
- Avoid unnecessary movement during treatment.
- Normal rectal body temperature for dogs and cats is 100.5 - 102.5 F. If you are able to take your pets temperature, let us know.