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AFTER HOURS

  • Please see our contact page for directions to the practice located on Crewe Rd (apart from exceptional circumstances, your pet will be examined at the hospital where a full assessment and treatment can be provided to maximize the best outcome for your pet in a crisis).
  • If you have ANY questions or concerns regarding your pet’s health, we are ALWAYS contactable either during working hours on (345)946 8387 or After Hours on (345)916 7387.
  • Please DO NOT HESITATE to call however small or insignificant you feel your concern may be!

EMERGENCIES – WHEN TO PACK UP YOUR PET AND GET TO THE VET!

  • Difficulty breathing/ Gums go a blue color
  • Bloated tense abdomen with or without vomiting
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • RTC (Road Traffic Collision)
  • Dog Fight victim
  • Chocolate/Plant/Medication toxicity (have the packaging to hand)
  • Foreign Body ingestion/sustained
  • Hemorrhage (Bleeding internal/external)
  • Poisonings (if possible have the packaging to hand for identification)
  • Trauma (Broken bones/ Burns/ Electrocution)
  • Seizures
  • Collapse/Heat Exhaustion/Stroke
  • Urination difficulties (straining to urinate / no urine produced – male dogs)
  • Near drowning
  • Prolonged or difficult labor

PET FIRST AID – HELPING YOU TO HELP YOUR PET

Familiarize yourself with your pet. Below are normal parameters for pets.

Body Temperature (normal): 100.5 to 102 Deg F (use a rectal thermometer)

Pulse Rate: 60 to 140 beats per minute (Dependent on pet size. Large dog slower/ Small dog/cats faster)

Respiration Rate: 10 to 30 breaths per minute (Dependent on pet size)

Gum color: Pale pink

Gum moisture assessment: Moist

COMMON FIRST AID OCCURRENCES

Cuts and Abrasions * Cut pad/Torn nail – a bandage may be required * Puncture wounds * Stings/Insect bites/Allergy reactions * Heat Exhaustion * Vomiting & Diarrhea * Eye injuries * Seizures

Video your pet’s behavior!

Links

Emergency First Aid articles

http://www.peteducation.com/category.cfm?c=2+1677