The following are considered emergencies:

  • Bloated, swollen, or painful abdomen
  • Difficulty breathing, extreme coughing or choking
  • Inflammation or injury to the eye
  • Obvious pain
  • Staggering or stumbling
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Unconsciousness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Seizures
  • Severe injury (car accident, fall)
  • Unable to deliver puppies or kittens
  • Lameness or inability to walk
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Ingestion of poisonous foods
  • Broken bones, open wounds
  • Ingestion of foreign objects
  • Sudden blindness¬†
  • Loss of balance
  • Blood in diarrhea