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Pet First Aid Tips: Emergency Vet Madison

The emergency veterinarian is responsible for providing medical care to animal patients at animal hospitals and emergency clinics. It is also a standard for emergency veterinarians to work with veterinary internal medicine specialists and surgeons at larger veterinary hospitals. Anything that is discharging bleeding or is more profound than a superficial scratch needs to be consulted. Bleeding that won't stop within five minutes, whether coming from the nose, mouth, or rectum, is also recognized as an emergency. Let us check the following circumstances:

13 Animal emergencies that require immediate veterinary consultation or care

  1. Unbending bleeding or bleeding that does not stop within five minutes
  2. Choking, trouble in breathing, or nonstop coughing and gagging.
  3. Bleeding from mouth, nose, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in the urine
  4. Incapacity to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain affiliated with urinating or passing stool
  5. Injuries to your pet's eye(s)
  6. You are suspicious or know your pet has eaten something toxic (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etcetera.)
  7. Seizures and staggering
  8. Fractured bones, severe lameness, or weakness to move leg(s)
  9. Noticeable signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  10. Temperature stress or heatstroke
  11. Extreme vomiting or diarrhea – more than two incidents in 24 hours, or either of these combined with obvious sickness or any of the other problems listed here
  12. Unwillingness to drink for 24 hours or more
  13. Unconsciousness

A 24 hour vet Madison WI, provides routine services and has specialists who treat pets with severe injury and condition. We also have ambulance services to pick up injured or ill pets., we render routine services and have specialists who approach pets with severe injury and condition.

Being prepared is very necessary during an emergency. It is imperative to arrange a first aid kit for emergencies. It would help if you combined the followings in your first aid kit:

  • Phone numbers for your veterinarian or clinic
  • Gauze to wrap your pet's wounds or muzzle
  • Muzzle. It would be best if you have a basket muzzle. A cloth muzzle may also work, or you may use a towel to cover your pet's head.
  • Nonstick bandages to secure wounds or control bleeding

Common Emergencies are:

  • Wounds
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Poisoning
  • Straining to Urinate
  • Eye Injuries
  • Difficult Labor
  • Seizures
  • Labored Breathing
  • Bee Stings or Insect Bites

The following supplies are recommended for a pet-specific first aid kit:

  • Antibiotic ointment (safe for pets)
  • Pet specific, non-sticky bandages and tape
  • Gauze
  • Blunt bandage scissors
  • Digital "fever" thermometer (the temperature scale of a regular thermometer will not go high enough for pets)
  • Plain saline
  • Tweezers
  • Slip leash
  • Muzzle

Every pet owner should be mindful of basic actions to take in the case of a pet-related emergency. Here is some instruction to keep in mind before calling Emergency For Pets Madison:

  • Tip Number 1. Do not panic; stay calm. You can't help your pet to the best of your abilities if you're anxious or panicking.

  • Tip Number 2. Make a plan ahead of time - Educate yourself ahead of time to be confident that you know what to do. Be always prepared with a pet-specific first aid kit.

  • Tip Number 3. Do not cause more damage, trauma, or pain - try to stabilize your pet, and then wait until you can contact a pet health professional to do anything further.

  • Tip Number 4. Travel Safely - Stabilize your pet and remain calm to travel your pet to the vet safely.

Loving and caring for a pet would be fun but could also be very challenging. Contact Emergency Vet Madison to address your immediate concern. We have a team that can help and guide you and your pet all the way.