What To Do if Your Pet Has a Medical Emergency

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Pets have medical emergencies from time to time just like people. They also have pet hospitals to handle these emergencies. This video will explain what you need to do in the case of a pet emergency.

The first thing to do is to figure out if there is an actual emergency occurring. See if your pet is behaving strangely. Will it eat food and drink water? Can it control its bowels and bladder? Is the animal throwing up? Is there breathing and heart rate normal? If the answer to many of these is negative, it’s a good idea to bring them to an emergency vet.

The most common types of cases include bleeding of some kind, toxic ingestions, inability to stand, trauma, seizures, difficulty breathing, swollen/hard abdomen, repeated vomiting, or not eating.

Make sure to pay attention to your dog’s condition if you aren’t sure of the severity of the problem. Sometimes it is something small that will get better overnight, but if it continues you need to bring your pet to the emergency vet.

For more information on pet emergencies and some additional case studies, check out the link to the video above.