At the emergency vet clinic we understand you know your pet’s usual pattern, routines and behaviour best. The general rule is if they are acting out of the ordinary, this is a reason to visit a vet. If you are uncertain, below are 7 common signs.
The most common signs of an emergency are;
Rapid or slow growing changes in physical appearance
Vomiting combined or separate to diarrhea
Lameness, dragging a limb or more seriously unable to walk
Drinking more water than normal
In your daily activity there are also other troubling signs that you might detect. These can include your pet eating a known toxin (see toxins information sheet) your pet eating medication designed for people or they have eaten a larger than advised dose of their own prescribed medication.
Other reasons to visit a vet are if there is difficulty with labor, been hit by a car, bite wounds or been attacked, if they have overheated (particularly in Perth’s summer months), have a swollen face or possibly been bitten by a snake. The usual suspects in the Perth northern suburbs are the dugite or tiger snake.
This is by no means a complete list, more a guide to assist. If you believe your pet is showing some of these symptoms of distress, please contact your regular veterinarian immediately or nearest emergency vet hospital.
EVH Emergency Vet Hospital contact number 9200 4460