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What Constitutes a Pet Emergency Requiring Immediate Care?

  • Trauma
    • Hit-by-car
    • lacerations/wounds
    • falling from high place
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • Infection
    • foreign body
    • metabolic disease
  • Not acting normal/not eating or drinking
    • Many possible causes.
    • May need blood work and radiographs to determine cause
  • Coughing/Sneezing
    • Respiratory tract infection
    • foxtail in nose
    • allergies
    • heart disease
  • Painful leg
    • Fracture
    • dislocation
    • muscle tendon strain/sprain
  • Red Eyes
    • Infection
    • corneal ulcer
    • foxtail
    • glaucoma
    • allergies
  • Shaking Head
    • Foxtail in ear
    • ear infection
  • Lumps/bumps on skin
    • Allergies
    • abscess
    • tumor
  • Seizures
    • Epilepsy
    • toxins
    • metabolic diseases
    • tumors
  • Ingestion of toxins/medications
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