dog-emergency

Call now 289-807-3647 if your pet is in pain or needs emergency advice.
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If Your Dog Suffers From One of These Emergencies, Please Call Us to Arrange To Have Them Seen Immediately:

  1. Trauma

This can be anything physical such as getting hit by a car, falling, fighting with another animal etc. These traumas can lead to many issues including (but not limited to) fractures, head injuries, bleeding, breathing difficulties and shock. Note: your dog may appear to be fine immediately after the injury because some symptoms may not appear for several hours. Please do not delay in bringing your dog in as the injuries could be life threatening.

  1. Ingestion of Foreign Objects and/or Toxins

Dogs like to eat everything but a lot of those things can cause severe issues.  This list includes household medications/cleaning products, rat/ant/bug poisons, plants, antifreeze, or human foods that can be toxic (chocolates, grapes/raisins, sugar-free gum or peanut butter etc). We have also personally seen dogs that have eaten ear plugs, peach pits, stones covered in BBQ grease, human toys, dog toys, and other items that can potentially get stuck in their digestive tracks. If your pet eats something they shouldn’t, please bring them in immediately so we can assess them. Symptoms could include vomiting, fever, shock and lack of appetite.

  1. Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) – also known as bloat

More commonly seen in large breed dogs but can be seen in any breed. This is a life-threatening condition that occurs when your pet’s stomach is filled with excess gas, food or fluid that causes their stomach to expand and potentially twist. Signs to monitor for are restlessness, vomiting/retching, nausea, bloated abdomen, excessive drooling and lethargy.  This condition is fatal if not addressed ASAP. 

 

  1. Neurological Issues

Symptoms can include seizures, fainting/collapse, disorientation, sudden bumping into objects, abnormal tilt of their head to one side, circling or having trouble walking straight, pupils have two differing sizes and/or heat stroke. If you see your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, bring them in to get checked right away. We can administer emergency medication to stop the pet from seizuring. We can also examine the pet to determine what might be causing the symptoms and can start emergency cooling procedures for heat stroke if required.

 

 

  1. Vomiting or Diarrhea

If your dog suffers from vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours or if you see blood in their vomit, bring them to the clinic immediately. Dogs can quickly become dehydrated when they are repeatedly losing fluid through vomiting and diarrhea and can go downhill quickly.  We can investigate possible causes and supplement fluids if needed and start treatment.