Emergency and First Aid


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:

  • 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

If your pet is in an emergency situation,
then, follow any directions they may give you over the phone.