At the emergency vet clinic we believe that you know your pet’s usual behaviour best. If at any time you are concerned about your pets’ health or they are acting out of the ordinary, this is considered a reason to seek veterinary assistance as soon as possible.
As a general guide, the reason to seek a veterinarian immediately are physical changes, for example a bloated abdomen in dogs or cats, seizure, vomiting and or diarrhea, lameness, or not able to walk. You might also notice things like your pet not able to put any weight on a leg or dragging a limb. Some pets show other warning signs such as excessive panting, urination or drinking huge amounts of water.
In your daily activity there are also other troubling signs that you might detect. These can include your pet eating a 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, your pet has been hit by a car, bite wounds or been attacked by another pet or animal, 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 bite
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 contact your nearest emergency after hours vet hospital.
EVH Emergency Vet Hospital contact number 9200 4460.