Not every health problem your pet encounters will require emergency medical care. With some illnesses and injuries, symptoms may develop slowly or seem minor on the surface, thereby making it difficult to determine the need for immediate medical care.
If you feel your pet may need emergency medical care, we have compiled the following information:
- Acute swelling anywhere on the body
- Wounds or lacerations
- Any bite wounds (snake, dog, cat, insect, wild animal etc.)
- Hit by car
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Consumption of toxins/ poisoning
- Ingestion of foreign objects
- Eye problems
- Coughing or respiratory distress
If your pet has an ongoing medical problem that could result in a sudden emergency, make sure that you keep pertinent medical records easily accessible so the Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County can review them.
Keep your veterinarian’s phone number by your phone in case of an emergency.
Know basic first aid tips for pets. Ask your veterinarian for these tips ahead of time at your wellness exam.