EMERGENCIESAND AFTER HOURS
Animal Emergencies that require immediate veterinary attention
Severe profuse bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
Known or suspect exposure to something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, slug bait, raisins or grapes, onions, human medications)
Seizures and/or staggering
Collapse or profound weakness
Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)
Heat stress or heatstroke
Severe pain or extreme anxiety
Restlessness, panting, inability to lie down comfortably, unsuccessful attempts to vomit and abdominal distension – these are all symptoms of gastric dilatation with volvulus, also known as “bloat’’
Inability to urinate or pass faeces (stool), or obvious pain associated with these functions
Severe protracted vomiting or diarrhoea – more than two episodes in a 24-hour period either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
Injuries to your pet’s eye(s)
The list above are some of the more common emergency situations you may experience with your pet. However, this list is by no means exhaustive.
Ultimately, if you have ANY concerns about your pet’s wellbeing, please call immediately for reliable professional advice.
During normal opening hours, one of our team will advise you further.