5 Most Common Pet Emergencies

As trusted providers of emergency veterinary services in Toronto, Ontario, we often come across many common pet emergencies. While it can be a daunting and scary time for owners, who may not understand what is wrong with their pets, we have the knowledge to reassure and provide your pet with the immediate and necessary care.

Here are the 5 most common pet emergencies that we encounter:

  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Trauma, caused by blunt force
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Urination problems
  • Poisoning

Each of these pet emergencies can be worrying for pet owners and it is important to ensure that you have the contact details of a 24-hour emergency pet care.

Common Dog Emergencies You May Encounter

Dog’s have a mind of their own and can be prone to harm. Some of which may require emergency treatment. Some of the common dog emergencies that you should know about include:

  • Harm from bites/fighting

When dogs encounter other dogs, sometimes they can be wounded from playing or fighting. If you notice that your dog has had an altercation with another animal, you should check immediately for signs of damage. If you are unsure then seek pet advice. Generally, if your dog has wounds to the head, eyes, or mouth, then this would require emergency treatment. In addition to this, any wounds involving unstoppable blood loss.

  • Vomiting/Diarrhea

Sometimes your dog may eat something they shouldn’t which can cause them to vomit. If they vomit once then it is usually nothing to worry about. However, if your dog has had vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours or more, this would constitute a pet emergency.

  • Breathing difficulty

If your dog is having breathing difficulty then they would need emergency pet care immediately. You should be cautious when approaching your dog as they can act out of character and potentially bite out of panic.

What is the Best Pet Advice?

When it comes to a pet emergency the most important thing you, as owners, should know is how to handle a pet emergency. Educate yourself on common pet emergencies. You should be aware of the symptoms that require immediate emergency care and the symptoms that can be managed from home. Some of the more serious symptoms that require emergency care include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Severe blood loss
  • Ingestion of poison
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe trauma

Sometimes your pet can become sick and it will pass in a day or two, this may not require emergency pet care, dependent on the severity of symptoms. You should monitor your pet closely and ensure that if they are displaying severe symptoms, then you contact an emergency pet care service.

Call Today for Pet Advice and Pet Emergencies

If you notice that your pet is displaying symptoms that require emergency pet care or even if you need advice on your pet care, be sure to contact our team for advice and assistance. Owners are not expected to be experts on emergency pet care so even if you just require advice, make sure you call us today.