How To Identify A Pet Medical Emergency

You know how it is when you’re just a little bit sick. You feel sluggish, and you lose your appetite. Sometimes you lie around doing absolutely nothing because you have no energy. Your symptoms are sometimes exhausting and annoying, but you don’t go to the ER because you know it’s not an emergency. 

It’s the same with your pet. As a loyal pet owner, it’s up to you to learn to identify whether your pet has a minor illness or a pet medical emergency. 

You want your pet to feel well

Caring veterinarians want your pets to be happy and feel well. So they furnish their clinics with modern diagnostic technologies so they can give your pet a high level of care. In addition, vets set up regular pet checkups to catch illnesses and conditions before they cause harm. They also make special arrangements to care for pets when they have a medical emergency. 

How can you identify a pet medical emergency?

If you feel your pet needs veterinary care, contact your vet to discuss his symptoms. Your doctor can take care of most pet illnesses during ordinary office hours. However, if you notice any of these symptoms after your vet’s office hours, consider it an emergency and contact the emergency number. 

  • Bleeding: If your pet is bleeding excessively after a deadly encounter with a car, a vicious animal, or some unknown entity, he needs immediate treatment. 
  • Fracture: It’s usually an emergency when your pet has a broken bone. He usually has difficulty walking and standing. In addition, he may whimper or make noises that indicate he’s in pain. 
  • Breathing difficulties: Many conditions can cause pet breathing problems. Sometimes, breathing issues are an indication of heart or lung conditions, choking, or an inhaled object. 
  • Urination difficulties: When your pet has problems urinating or seems painful, he could be experiencing urinary tract difficulties or possibly an internal blockage. 
  • Unusual symptoms: Some symptoms are so problematic, you know your pet has a medical emergency that requires immediate attention: foaming at the mouth, seizures, vomiting, excessive pain, seizures, loss of consciousness, no appetite.

Hebron Veterinary Hospital Pet Emergency Line

If your pet needs emergency treatment after our office closes for the day, please use our emergency procedure. 

  • Call our Emergency Line: (860) 266-5995. 
  • Leave a message.
  • Our doctor on-call will respond as soon as possible. 

The doctor will return your call, discuss your pet’s symptoms, and guide you through our emergency process. 

Contact Hebron Veterinary Hospital 

If you feel your pet requires our emergency pet care services, don’t wait to contact our emergency number. When you need to schedule a regular office appointment, call us at (860) 228-4324 or visit our contact page.