If you have a new pet, you are probably learning many things about taking care of them and making sure they're happy and healthy as they become a part of your family. Just like family members, pets also get health issues that fall under the category of emergency. Don't wait it out; rush your pet to the nearest vet if you want to save their lives. Because pets cannot easily convey pain to their humans, it is important to know and look out for signs of pet medical emergencies that require emergency vet intervention. Here are some of these signs and indications that will help you save your new pet's life.
Seizures and staggering
Commonly overlooked by pet owners, seizures, or staggering and dizziness, in pets is an indication of a vet emergency situation. When your pet displays these signs, they may have a severe brain problem or other complicated problems causing these symptoms. As a pet owner, you shouldn't wait to see if your pet recovers on its own. Rush your pet to a vet the moment they display these signs, even if it is after extraneous activity.
Vomiting and diarrhea
Like in humans, vomiting and diarrhea are indicative of several things going wrong with your pets digestive system. Animals rarely vomit or have diarrhea, so a display of these should warrant an immediate trip to a vet emergency center nearby. These two symptoms often indicate that your pet has ingested a poison of some sort. The vet should be given a detailed account of what your pet has ingested recently if possible. Remember, pets will eat a lot of materials that could be poisonous to their health. Items such as chocolate or even your multivitamins could be poisonous to your pet. Vomiting and diarrhea in pets should also be quickly reported because they cause a great deal of dehydration to your pet. If you leave the pet and assume they would get better, the dehydration alone could be detrimental to your pet's health.
Finally, another sure indication your pet needs vet emergency care is when you notice your pet cannot toilet or is expressing pain when doing so. This is especially important for cats and dogs because they tend to have various mucous membranes clog up and close. A vet is the best person equipped to handle such emergencies quickly and you should get your pet to one as soon as you notice the difficulties.