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When to Bring Your Dog to the Emergency Vet


It can be hard to know if your pet’s medical condition is a true medical emergency and if you should visit an emergency vet. You don’t want to take your chances and wait too long and have your pet passes away. There are some signs that mean you need to get your dog to an emergency vet as soon as possible.

If your pet is having difficulty breathing and has blue gums, is panting constantly, or is coughing up a pink frothy liquid then bring them in. Other symptoms can include constant coughing, pale gums, an elevated heart rate, crying out in pain, not being able to move or walk, any trauma, collapse, seizures or tremors, and abnormal behavior you are concerned about. Unfortunately, there is not an exhaustive list so if you are worried about anything, call your emergency vet and he or she may be able to help you over the phone and let you know if you can wait.

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