Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

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No pet family likes to think about an emergency with their beloved animal, but being informed about the signs of serious health issues could save for pet’s life. At Chastain Veterinary Medical Group, we provide emergency vet services to ensure your pet has the best care possible when he or she needs it most. Be alert to these medical crises, and call our emergency vet clinic for help.

Severe Bleeding
Pets can get a lot of bumps, scrapes, and scratches as they explore the world, so a small injury when you puppy comes back in from the yard isn’t necessarily a serious issue. However, if you pet is bleeding severely, or if he or she has a wound that won’t stop bleeding after a few minutes, apply direct pressure to the wound and seek emergency vet care. The injury may need to be stitched, or your pet could be in danger of losing too much blood. In either event, it’s time to go to the vet. Any time you see blood coming from your pet’s nose, mouth, or rectum, get emergency care immediately.

Eating Something Poisonous
Many household items can be dangerous to pets, from chocolate to antifreeze. Xylitol, which is found in a number of items, such as sugarless gum and natural peanut butter, can be especially deadly. If you know your pet has consumed something dangerous, or even expect that he or she has, seek emergency vet care. Early treatment can save your pet’s life in the case of poisoning, so don’t wait for symptoms to appear.

Heat Stress
Just like humans, pets can be sensitive to high temperatures. Thanks to their fur, animals are even more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, especially after long walks or time spent outside. If your animal is lethargic, breathing slowly or panting excessively, and vomiting after heat exposure, a medical emergency could be to blame. Get treatment from your vet right away.

When in doubt about your pet’s symptoms or health, call one of the Chastain Veterinary Medical Group hospitals in the north Dallas area today by dialing (972) 239-1309 for Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas, or (972) 529-5033 for Meadow Brook Animal hospital in the McKinney / Frisco area of Texas.

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