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Posted on 09-14-2011
Prompt veterinary care gives your pet the best chance of a successful outcome and recovery. If you notice your pet behaving in a way that's unusual for him or her, you may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem. Do not delay in seeking veterinary care if you have a question about your pet's health. Here are some situations and indications when you should call or seek urgent care treatment at the Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin.
|Lethargy|| Seizures or tremors
|| Foaming at the mouth
| Difficulty breathing
|| Distended abdomen
|| Blue, purple or pale gums
| Inablity to urinate or defecate
|| Bite wounds
|Dehydration|| Snake bites
| Foreign body ingestion
||Burns|| Spider or Insect Bites
|Fractures|| Hit by a car
|| Eye problems
Allergic reactions (hives, facial swelling and vomiting)
Heat stroke or exhaustion (excessive panting or salivation, unable to stand, bloody diarrhea, pale gums, increased heart rate, and thick saliva)
Ingestion of toxic plants or foods (such as chocolate, raisins, and onions), household chemicals or poisons (such as rat or snail baits and antifreeze) or medications and vitamins
Bringing your pet to an unfamiliar veterinarian in an emergency situation can be stressful and our after hours staff is committed to help you and your pet be comfortable. We will answer any questions that you may have regarding your pet's medical condition and discuss with you any tests or treatments that may be necessary. We feel that when you have a more complete understanding of your pet's illness, you are able to make the choices that allow us to help you in the best way possible.
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