Recognizing and Acting on a Pet Emergency

Having a pet suddenly get sick, sustain an injury, or even just act “off” can be frightening for any pet owner. Although some emergencies, such as choking or car accidents, are obvious, it is often difficult to discern the difference between a mild problem and one that requires immediate attention.

Routine wellness exams can help to prevent illness or other health concerns from developing into more serious conditions, but many pet emergencies come about regardless of how healthy a pet is. Learning how to spot a pet emergency, and what to do to get your pet through it, is an important component of responsible pet ownership.