How to Handle a Pet Emergency
Sometimes the unthinkable occurs, and your pet needs urgent veterinary care. Should you find yourself handling a pet emergency, here are a few pointers:
Take a Deep Breath.
Try to remain calm and pay attention to signs of distress in your pet’s unique circumstances.
Assess the Problem.
Look for visible signs of injury and call your vet if you’re concerned. Depending on the nature of your pet’s situation, you may have some time to think about your next steps.
Common Conditions that Require Urgent Care include:
- Vomiting and Diarrhea
- Blood in the urine and difficulty urinating
- Ingestion of a foreign object or potential toxin
- Wounds and bleeding
- Sudden onset limping or pain
- Ear infections and severely itchy skin
- Red or squinting eyes
- Coughing and/or trouble breathing
Is This Really An Emergency?
If your pet is actively bleeding, having trouble breathing, or suddenly can’t walk, you need to see a veterinarian right away. When in doubt, CALL US for help deciding whether or not your pet needs immediate attention.
Emergency Vets Near Us:
We have availability to see a limited number of sick and urgent care visits during regular business hours. In the event that your pet experiences an emergency after hours, we recommend the following Emergency Hospitals:
Newtown Veterinary Specialists, 52 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470 – 203-270-8387
Guardian Veterinary Specialists, LLC, 4 Hardscrabble Hts, Brewster, NY 10509 – 914-704-3400
Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center 546 Bedford Road (Route 117), Bedford Hills, NY 10507- 914-241-7700