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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
 Paralysis  Lacerations  Abscesses
 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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