Metz Petz Veterinary Clinics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STAY CALM!!
Then contact your veterinarian or emergency clinic.
 
Metz Petz Shawnee: 419-991-0755
 
Metz Petz Ada: 419-634-9663
 
West Central Ohio Veterinary Emergency Center: 419-221-0269
There are many different dorms of emergencies. Here is a list of some of the more common emergencies:
 
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  • Anaphylaxis or Severe allergic reactions
  • Automobile injuries
  • Penetrating wounds
  • Animal fights
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Heat stroke
  • Large amounts of bleeding
  • Burns or scalds
 
Once you have spoken to the veterinarian, keep your pet warm and as quiet as possible. If your pet has been involved in a traumatic accident, try to keep them from moving, to reduce the risk of further injury. Then, transport them to the veterinarian as directed.
What signs should I look for if I think my pet has been poisoned?
Signs of poisoning are different with each toxin. If an animal has eaten something toxic, usually he/she will start to vomit or have diarrhea. If the animal was in contact with a topical toxin it could have severely inflamed skin or swelling. Other signs from toxins include, but are not limited to: tremors, depression, difficulty breathing, excitability, and incoordination.
Below is a list of potential poisons/toxins in or around the house:
 
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avacado
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Onions
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Yeast dough
  • Garlic
  • Blue-green algae in ponds
  • Compost piles and fertilizers
  • Swimming pool treatment supplies
  • Pest control baits (Both insect and rat/mouse)
  • Antifreeze
  • Mothballs
 
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If your pet is in an emergency situation,

FIRST CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN

then, follow any directions they may give you over the phone.