Most “Pet Parents” face this dilemma – your dog jumped off the steps and is now limping, it’s late at night – should you call the veterinarian’s office?
You are NEVER wrong to call about your pet. Owners often sense something is wrong with their pet just because the pet is not behaving normally.
To assist you in making an informed decision we have created a list of Definite Emergencies.
- Your pet isn’t breathing or you can’t feel a heartbeat
- Your pet is unconscious and won’t wake up
- Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, or is vomiting blood
- You suspect broken bones
- Your pet is having trouble breathing or has something stuck in the throat
- Your pet has had or is having a seizure
- Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth, or there is blood in the urine or feces
- You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication that ’t prescribed to her, or household cleaners
- Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining to urinate or is unable to urinate
- Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking and refusing to socialize
- Your pet collapses or suddenly can’t stand
- Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented
- You can see irritation or injury to your pet’s eyes, or she suddenly seems to become blind
- Your pet’s abdomen (belly) is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or he is gagging and trying to vomit
- You see symptoms of heatstroke
- Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.
Emergency Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 5:30 PM – midnight
Saturday: 12:00 PM – midnight
Sunday: 8:00 AM – midnight
In case of Emergency – call our office first for instructions and so we may be prepared for your pet when you get here. 336-349-3194
Reidsville Veterinary Hospital After Hours Emergency