Seizures, tremors, inability to urinate or have a bowel movement, non-progressive labor, bloat, bleeding, collapse, shortness of breath, etc.;  there are many types of veterinary medical emergencies.  If you are concerned about your pet, bring him or her in for one of our experienced veterinarians to evaluate.  Please call our office at (304) 768-2911 if you are uncertain about whether your pet needs to be seen.  


Bite Wounds

Bite wounds are often deeper and more extensive than they appear on the surface.  Many bite wounds are at a high risk for infection and some may need to be addressed surgically.  When in doubt, have them checked out!

"Not Acting Right"

A subtle change in behavior or habit may be the first clue that your pet is feeling ill.  If you are unsure whether your pet should be examined by a veterinarian, don't hesitate to call us at (304) 768-2911 for guidance. 

Toxicities

Prescription and over the counter drugs, chocolate, glues and adhesives, antifreeze, certain houseplants, and sugar-free chewing gum are just a few of the household items that can be dangerous for your pet to ingest.  Did you know that plants in the Lily family can be fatal to cats?

Vomiting and Diarrhea

If your dog or cat is not eating and/or not able to hold down food or water, he/she may need to be examined.  Viruses, bacterial infections, parasites, pancreatitis, and intestinal obstructions from bones or non-food items are some of the numerous causes of stomach and intestinal upset that can cause your pet to be uncomfortable, become dehydrated, and need medical attention.

Common Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

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Trauma

Motor vehicle accidents, falls, being stepped on or dropped, cuts, gunshot wounds, and other types of bodily harm could result in serious and/or life-threatening injuries.  An examination by a veterinarian can help determine the best course of treatment for your pet's injuries.

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