In case of any emergency, please call us immediately. Do listen carefully if you are calling outside surgery hours as a recorded message will give you the number of our Veterinarian on shift. Seemingly simple conditions like vomitting and diarrhoea can deteriorate your pet’s health quickly, so don’t delay in calling us for veterinary help.
Before an emergency arises, it’s a good idea to learn a little about how to spot a potential emergency situation for your pet.
Ensuring your pet’s daily well-being requires regular care and attention. Sometimes it can be difficult to know if your pet is unwell or in pain, they cannot tell you and are very good at hiding certain symptoms of disease. To help you recognise illness in your pet, here are some signs that could indicate a more serious underlying health problem. We recommend that if your pet shows any of the following signs, you should call us as soon as possible.
- Difficulty breathing, bad breath
- Difficulty or inability to walk or stand properly
- Disorientation, lethargy or weakness
- Pale gums
- Vomiting or diarrhoea
- Difficult, unproductive retching
- Straining to urinate, blood in urine
- Loss of appetite, marked weight loss or gain, excessive water consumption
- Abnormal lumps
- Abnormal discharges from the nose, eyes, or other natural body orifices
- Persistent coughing, sneezing
- Painful, red or swollen eye(s)
- Loss of hair, a ragged or dull coat, open sores
Emergencies are obviously life threatening situations, yet sometimes it may be difficult to tell if your pet really needs serious medical attention. Don’t hesitate to call our staff!