As pet owners, we know that’s it is not always easy to tell when your pet is having a medical emergency. Animals are very good at concealing illnesses and injuries from us. And if you do know they are sick or injured, how do you know if it is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention from our mobile vet in Los Angeles? Here are some of the things that are definitely an emergency for your pet:
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Sudden bloating of the belly
- Stumbling and weakness
- Rapid breathing and pale gums
- Continuous seizures
- Uncontrolled vomiting
If any of these things are present, call us right away. Other emergencies might not be as apparent. Here are some signs to watch for when you suspect your pet may have an emergency medical situation:
- Panting or rapid breathing (more than 50 breaths in and out in a minute usually indicates a problem)
- Check the gums. They should be pink, and pale, white, or bright red gums could be a sign of shock.
- If you are able, take their temperature rectally. Normally temperatures are normally under 103 degrees.
If you see rapid breathing, discolored gums, and/or a high temperature, give us a call. Our mobile vet in Los Angeles will be on the way to your home in no home. We can treat your pet on-site or transport them to the nearest facility for help.
If you still aren’t sure whether this is an emergency or not, you can still give us a call. We can help you determine the severity of the situation and either come to help you or offer you our next available appointment time. We’re here to help you and your pet, so keep our number handy for the next time your pet needs us!