Humans aren't the only beings who get into emergency situations. Our animal friends require urgent vet care from time to time. As pet owners, it is natural that we feel responsible for up keeping the health and safety of our pets. Here are the most common pet emergencies that owners occasionally deal with.
Maybe your pet came across a wild animal like a snake or a raccoon; maybe your pet got into a fight with another dog. Whatever the case is, bite wounds can prove to be dangerous. Punctures could lead to bleeding, shock, tremors, collapsing, lethargy, and difficulty breathing. If your pet is displaying any of these symptoms, he or she will need immediate care from our animal hospital.
Auto-related trauma can be devastating, even fatal. Pet owners should do their best to prevent animals from colliding with high-speed machinery. If your pet has recently been hit by a car or a truck, take him or her to our animal hospital immediately. Even seemingly small injuries could turn out to be serious.
Cats and dogs have a different system of body temperature regulation than humans; these animals are unable to sweat, and as a result, they are more vulnerable to heatstroke. Heavy panting, weakness, seizures, vomiting, red gums, and salivating are all signs that an animal is experiencing heat stroke.
Some animals will accidentally ingest a poisonous product around the house. It could be anything from a cleaning soap to a human medication. Pet owners should look out for diarrhea, vomiting, and bleed around the nose or mouth.
Disease and infection tend to result from parasitic infestations. Fleas and ticks are known to latch onto the fur skins of cats and dogs.
Dogs and cats may accidentally swallow a toy or a small household object. Abnormal abdominal swelling and constipation are potential signs of a foreign object ingestion.
If your pet is in need of immediate medical attention, please contact our veterinarian in Bloomington. The number for Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital is 309-663-1414.