If your pet is currently experiencing an emergency, please call immediately so that we can advise you on what to do before your pet is seen! Below is a list of what you should do in an emergency as well as a few examples of what actually may constitute an emergency. However, this is not a comprehensive list. Always remember, you are the best judge of your pet’s normal behavior. If you even suspect trouble, you are probably right. Be safe and reach out to us immediately.
Protect yourself from injury – pets in pain may scratch or bite. You may want to carefully wrap a large towel or blanket around your pet.
If there is a chance of back or neck injury, carefully place the pet on a stable flat surface, such as a wooden board, and minimize movement during transportation.
Apply direct pressure to any area with active bleeding. Cover the area with a pack made from gauze or a clean towel.
In case of possible poisoning, seek immediate treatment and bring any product packaging with you to the veterinarian. Do not try to induce vomiting.
Call St. Francis 24hr Animal Hospital for information and instructions. Drive safely.
For your pet’s safety, please post our number for future reference. In some emergency situations, minutes may count. We welcome any questions concerning your pet’s health. Our experienced staff is happy to assist you.