If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms, proceed immediately to MSU Small Animal Clinic Lansing Veterinary Medical Center.
- difficulty breathing
- sudden onset of distended abdomen
- pale(white) or blue gums
- bleeding that cannot be controlled
- HBC (hit by car) - even if your pet appears stable, life threatening injuries may exist.
Some other examples of urgent needs include:
- any injury to the eye
- any wound that you are concerned may need stitches (most wounds should be closed within 12 hours of occurrence)
- toxin exposure (medications, household chemicals etc)
- rectal temperature below 97 degrees, or above 103 degrees F
- broken bones
- any allergic reaction involving facial swelling.
- unable to urinate (especially male cat or dog)
- foreign body ingestion
- seizures that last longer than 2 minutes or more than three in 24 hours (cluster seizures)
IF YOU ARE UNSURE IF YOURPET IS EXPERIENCING A TRUE EMERGENCY PLEASE CONTACT MSU SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC AT 517-353-5420 OR LANSING VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER AT 517-393-9200