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Emergency Symptoms

If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they may require emergency medical attention:

  • Cat with open mouth-breathing
  • Blue, purple, or pale gums or tongue
  • Trouble breathing/severe coughing
  • Severe bleeding (or bleeding that doesn’t stop)
  • Ingestion of a foreign object
  • Lacerations
  • Signs of extreme discomfort
  • Acute lameness Eye trauma, vision problems
  • Inability to move legs or weakness in limbs
  • Distended abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating / urinating blood
  • Severe vomiting, diarrhea or unproductive retching
  • Seizure or tremors
  • Unresponsive
  • Unusual and erratic behavior
  • Sudden collapse
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Uncontrollable itching/hives/allergic reactions
  • Neonatal emergencies
  • Porcupine Quills
  • Snake Bite
  • Labor that isn’t progressing
  • Possible poisoning ( i.e. rat bait, antifreeze, medications…)