The emergency vet specialists at Petroglyph Animal Hospital, Albuquerque have created this quick list of tips on how to recognize a medical emergency in your pets.
Any time your dog eats something that it shouldn’t, like chocolate or human medicine, you should take it to the veterinarian as soon as possible to prevent illness or a fatality.
Did you know that hiding can also be a sign of a pet emergency? If your cat is deliberately trying to hide from you it may be a sign that it has advanced stages of a disease. Find your pet and bring them to an animal clinic immediately.
Pin feathers, also called blood feathers, may break and cause a medical emergency for your pet bird. When one breaks while it is still in the bird’s skin, it can cause the bird to bleed out and die. You should immediately take your pet bird to an animal hospital if it has a broken blood feather.
Snakes are susceptible to a number of diseases but one that may be hard to notice is called blister disease. Little blisters or lesions can develop on the underside of the snake and become infected which can result in death. This is usually caused by too much bacteria or moisture in the snake’s living area. If you find these bumps on your snake, consult a veterinary professional right away.
Although this might not be an emergency for humans, a torn toenail can turn into an emergency for rabbits. When it is torn, it could develop an infection. If the area is swollen or red after the injury occurred, you should consult your veterinarian immediately.
Many pet iguanas can suffer from metabolic bone disease which can be attributed to poor diets. Pet owners should look for signs like swelling around the jaw or limbs. Changes in behavior, like twitching or seizures are also a cause for concern.
A common emergency in ferrets occurs when they are not eating or defecating. This typically means that they have intestinal blockage that needs to be removed. Vomiting and diarrhea, as well as bloody stool, are also serious warning signs.
For more pet tips, call the emergency vet in Albuquerque that pet owners trust, Petroglyph Animal Hospital.
At Petroglyph Animal Hospital we offer a wide variety of Veterinarian Services. We want to be you one stop destination for total pet care. We firmly believe that your pet deserves the best treatment, whether your pal is furry, feathered or scaled! Petroglyph Animal Hospital is a modern, clean and comfortable veterinary clinic with everything from laboratory services, radiology services, surgery and even dental care.