HOW TO KNOW IF IT’S AN EMERGENCY
In a medical emergency, minutes matter. If your pet is injured in an accident or you notice any of the following signs or symptoms, please bring your pet in immediately. If you’re not sure if emergency care is necessary, please call us anytime, day or night, at 757-935-9111.
Some signs that your pet needs emergency care:
- Rapid breathing
- Lack of appetite, distended or painful abdomen
- Change in body temperature (heatstroke/frostbite)
- Loss of consciousness
- Weakness or inability to stand
- Excessive bleeding
- Pale gums
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
Remember, if you’re at all unsure about what to do when your pet shows signs or symptoms like these, please call your primary care veterinarian during regular business hours, or give us a call at 757-935-9111. It’s always safest to err on the side of caution.