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Emergency Veterinarian Care

Sometimes pet’s can send some very mixed signals. While a lot of symptoms for pain are obvious some are not, and if you are not careful something could be seriously wrong. Here are some tips and signs that may help guide you in ensuring your pet is safe. Please do not hesitate to visit an emergency veterinarian if these signs persist.

  • A dramatic increase in respiratory rate
  • Changes in gum color, from healthy pink to white, yellow, gray or purple
  • Unusual changes in behavior, such as aggression or unresponsiveness, weakness or depression
  • Dramatic shifts in appetite, thirst, or weight; loss of appetite
  • Unusual urination or stools, can’t urinate, diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • High fever
  • Inability to walk
  • Sudden inability to use limbs
  • Visible trauma
  • Bleeding
  • Protracted or repeated seizure
  • Do not panic – remain calm.
  • Be careful around your pet – pets in pain may scratch or bite. You may want to carefully wrap a large towel around your pet.
  • Protect your pets back or neck. Carefully place the pet on a wooden board or padded ironing board and minimize movement during transportation.
  • Apply direct pressure to any area with active bleeding.
  • In case of possible poisoning, seek immediate treatment and bring any product packaging.

Contact Balsam Animal Hospital PA at 828-452-1868