What is a true animal emergency?
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine if your animal should be immediately whisked to the veterinarian.
As pet owners, we ask ourselves: is something wrong with my pet?, is my veterinarian able to see me as an emergency?, its after hours...where can I go?; am I overreacting and being too cautious?
The ultimate question remains: does my pet need immediate veterinary care?
Below is a list of animal emergencies that require immediate consultation with a veterinarian. This will help you sort through when it is, and when it isn’t, important to seek immediate care.
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Adapted from AVMA resources.
By Dr. Annette Rauch, Founder of PAAWS RI