When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

Please note that these types of trauma usually require emergency medical attention and may threaten your pet’s life if not treated:

     Bleeding
     Bleeding from any part of the body; blood in feces or urine

     Coughing
     Severe, persistent coughing; choking sounds

     Diarrhea or Vomiting
     Continued or severe diarrhea or vomiting

     Difficulty breathing
     Shallow breathing; seems to be choking

     Difficulty giving birth

     Eye injury
     Redness; swelling; squinting; discharge

     Ingested toxin, poison, or foreign object
     Any household or garden chemical, human medicine, medicine overdose of any kind
     Swallowed rocks, bones, sharp objects, cloth material, string, etc.

     Injured
     Hit by a car; hurt by another animal; fallen from a great height

     In pain
     Pet is crying out

     Lethargic or non-responsive
     Cannot stand or move; not responding to voice or touch

     Lumps
     Lumps that are growing rapidly or are bleeding

     Trouble urinating
     Straining or painful urination

     Weight loss

     Dramatic or unexplained weight loss over a short period of time; not eating

For peace of mind, please call us so we can discuss your pet’s condition with you personally: 925-754-5001 – we are open 24 hours, 7 days a week