AFTER HOURS URGENT CARE
- 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 or After Hours on (345) 946 8387.
- 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)
- 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!
Emergency First Aid articles