Is This An Emergency?

Many diseases can have similar signs, but vary in severity.

Is it an emergency? This certainly can be a challenging question to answer and especially since our team cannot make a diagnosis over the phone. Many diseases can have similar signs but vary in severity. The following list is signs or conditions that would typically be associated with potentially serious conditions.

  • Sudden Deterioration of Chronic Illness
  • Eating suspected poisonous plant
  • Exposure to any chemicals/toxins
  • Eye discomfort, severe itching, hives, facial swelling
  • Straining or unable to urinate or have a bowel movement
  • Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
  • Pain, Discomfort or Acute Lameness
  • Trauma
  • Trembling/Shaking
  • Fall from Height
  • Bites from Wildlife
  • Increased rate and/or effort in breathing
  • Shallow or delayed breathing – gasping
  • Bleeding
  • Wounds
  • Changes to Oral Gum Color (should be pink)
  • Difficulty or Unusual Delay in Delivering Kittens or Puppies
  • Distended or Bloated Belly
  • Persistent Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
  • Changes to Alertness
  • Convulsion/Seizure
  • Loss of Balance

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