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Emergency Veterinary Services

Don’t Hesitate To Seek Treatment for an Emergency

sharpeiYou know your pet better than anyone else. Unusual behavior may be a sign of something serious. Don’t hesitate to seek emergency treatment at Animal ER Care in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You’re never wrong to get help if you’re concerned about your pet. From an animal attack to a car accident, our veterinarians and staff are prepared for all kinds of emergencies.

Definite Emergencies

We understand how challenging it is to try and determine whether something is wrong with your pet. Seek emergency care immediately if you notice any of the following problems:

  • Abdomen Is Swollen and Hard To the Touch
  • Accidental Poisoning Such As Ingested Antifreeze, Rat Poison, Medication, Household Cleaners, and House Plants
  • Bleeding From Eyes, Nose, Or Mouth
  • Blood In Urine Or Feces
  • Breathing Problems, Signs Of Which Are Extended Head, Reluctance To Lay Down, Short Shallow Breaths, and Anxiety
  • Broken Bones
  • Can’t Stand Up Or Collapses
  • Disoriented and Bumps Into Things
  • Gagging, Trying To Vomit
  • In Labor and the Pet Goes More Than Three To Four Hours Between Delivering Puppies Or Kittens
  • Irritation Or Injury To Eye Or Suddenly Becomes Blind
  • Object Stuck In Throat
  • Seizure
  • Signs Of Heat Stroke
  • Signs Of Pain Like Whining, Shaking, Refusing To Socialize, and Aggression
  • Straining Or Unable To Urinate, Particularly Male Cats
  • Traumatic Injury Like Being Hit By Car Or Blunt Object, an Animal Attack, Or a Significant Fall
  • Unconscious, Won’t Wake Up
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea for Over 24 Hours

What To Do

If you notice any of the signs listed above or think there is a serious problem, contact our office immediately. Do not leave a voicemail, send an email, or use the Internet. Make sure you know where you’re going and how to get your pet there safely. If you have any questions about how to move your ill or injured pet, don’t hesitate to call.

Prepare for an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, be sure you are prepared. Keep your veterinarian’s name and number near the phone, next to other important phone numbers. This way when an emergency catches you off-guard, you don’t have to rifle through drawers or folders looking for a business card. We have magnets for your refrigerator with our contact info and can mail one to you if you want one. The most important thing to remember is to trust your instincts. You know and love your pet and have the right to be worried if something seems wrong.

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