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
- 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
- Raisins and grapes
- Yeast dough
- Blue-green algae in ponds
- Compost piles and fertilizers
- Swimming pool treatment supplies
- Pest control baits (Both insect and rat/mouse)
If your pet is in an emergency situation,
FIRST CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN
then, follow any directions they may give you over the phone.