When to seek emergency care
Veterinarians are trained to pick up on subtle cues during physical examination to find out what is wrong with your pet. If you are concerned about your pet it is important to have your pet evaluated by a veterinarian as many pets can hide illness, making it difficult to tell if and why they are hurting or sick.
If you are concerned about your pet for any reason we are here to help.
If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms, we recommend that you seek veterinary care as quickly as possible:
Accident or trauma
Blue, white or very pale gums
Sudden severe pain (signs can include: abnormal aggression or guarding of the body, crying out very loudly and/or excessively, shaking, panting, restlessness)
Uncontrollable bleeding, bleeding from the nose, or blood in urine, vomit, or stool
Suspected ingestion of foreign objects, harmful substances, or toxins
Difficulty breathing or choking
Enlarged, firm abdomen
Sudden weakness or collapse
Disorientation or unconsciousness
Difficulty standing or paralysis
Straining or inability to urinate or defecate