When Should I Call The Emergency Vet?

By Kyoko •  Updated: 07/12/22 •  3 min read
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When Should I Call The Emergency Vet?

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No matter what type of fur baby (or a pet without fur) you may have, their health and wellbeing are important to you. But sometimes, it can be challenging to know when to call the emergency vet.

So, we’ve put together some information that can help you determine if it’s time to call the emergency vet or not. Let’s get started!

Symptoms That Indicate It’s Time to Call the Emergency Vet

Here’s our list of symptoms that indicate it’s time to call the emergency vet for your fur/non-fur baby!

These symptoms can be applied to most pets, whether they have fur or not. You can even apply them to your tropical fish! For instance, do your fish’s fins look tattered and torn? Is he eating like normal? Has he stopped pooping? See what we mean?

This list will change somewhat depending on the type of pet you have. However, in most animals, these can be indications of serious health issues that require a call to the emergency vet.

If in Doubt, Call the Emergency Vet

Sometimes it’s challenging to determine whether your pet needs emergency treatment or not. Maybe he has a temporary condition. But there’s one clue you should always pay attention to and that’s how you’re feeling.

Are you really worried? Do you feel very anxious about your pet’s health and wellbeing? Does something seem really off about your pet, but you can’t quite put your finger on it? If so, this is the right time to call the emergency vet.

And if your pet is having issues on the weekend or during a holiday, your regular vet may not be available. So, this is also the right time to call the emergency vet. Even if your pet only has a minor health problem, it’s best to call the emergency vet. Sometimes when a minor health problem goes untreated, it can worsen quickly.

So, it’s best to call the vet right away, even on a holiday or weekend when your usual vet isn’t available. The emergency vet is probably open and can help you.

You can usually get the name and number of an emergency vet from your usual vet. However, you can also find information online about emergency vets in your area. Do a Google search with this term, “Emergency vets near me.” This usually returns fast results.

The main thing is to know the symptoms that may indicate a serious issue with your pet. And call the emergency vet when you’re worried about your fur (or non-) fur baby!

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!