Melbourne Pet Ambulance
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY
ALLERGIC REACTIONS- fever, vomiting/diarrhoea, hives, scratching, chewing at feet, swollen face or puffiness around eyes, trouble breathing.
ABDOMINAL PAIN-Whining, listless/restless, lethargic, arching back, unable to get comfortable, vomiting/diarrhoea, bloated or distended abdomen
CARDIAC EMERGENCIES- Collapse, weakness, bluish or grey gum colour, rapid/slow heart rate
EAR EMERGENCIES-Scratching at ears, shaking head, whining, head tilting, swollen/puffy ear flap, strange odour or discharge from ear/s
EYE EMERGENCIES-Squinting, discharge/tearing, redness, swelling, bleeding, different pupil size
HEAT EMERGENCIES AND DEHYDRATION-Panting (excessive), lethargic, unable to stand, uncoordinated movements, vomiting or diarhoea
NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES-Inability to use limb/s, unable to stand, circling,seizures, head tilt, abnormal behaviour
RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES-Collapse, weakness, bluish or pale gum colour, rapid or shallow breathing
SEIZURES-shaking (uncontrollably), tremors, strange facial movements, unable to stand, paddling (swimming action) with paws, loss of bowel or urinary control
URINARY EMERGENCIES-Frequent urination or straining, blood in urine, difficulty urinating, vomiting
INGESTION OF FOREIGN BODIES
MANY MORE - If you are worried please contact your Veterinarian for advice.