Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Know When to Bring Your Pet to the Emergency Vet

What should you do if your pet suddenly collapses, is unconscious, disoriented, or has a seizure? Or if they start vomiting repeatedly, lose appetite, difficulty breathing, choking, or coughing non stop? Should you take them to the veterinarian right away or wait and see if they’re going to be okay? If you’re not sure when you should bring your pet to the emergency vet, then read on. Here are some of the most common emergencies your pet may face and when to seek emergency veterinarian services.

Staying Put vs. Getting Help

If your pet is sick bring it to the vet at once.

No one wants to think about their pet being sick or injured, but it’s important to know when to seek emergency veterinary care. Waiting too long can mean the difference between life and death for your furry friend. So, if your pet is displaying any of the following symptoms, don’t hesitate to call your vet or head to the nearest animal hospital.

If your pet is having difficulty defecating or urinating, it could be a sign of a neurological issue or the presence of a tumor or kidney stone. 

If your pet suddenly collapses, is unconscious, disoriented, or has a seizure, don’t wait to bring them in to see the emergency vet. They may also have difficulty standing and may be wobbly or dragging their hind legs. These are all signs that something serious may be going on and they need professional medical attention right away.

If your pet is vomiting repeatedly, losing their appetite, or having difficulty breathing, choking, or coughing non stop, it could mean something serious is happening and a vet needs to examine the pet. Don’t wait until it’s too late to bring them in! 

Why Go to the ER Instead of My Primary Care Veterinarian

If your pet is having a life-threatening emergency, every second counts. That’s why it’s important to know when to bring them to the emergency vet instead of your primary care veterinarian.