Below is a list of some of the emergency situations that would require immediate attention.
- Respiratory distress- open mouth breathing, rapid breathing
- Inability to urinate - male cats or any species
- Change in body temperature- overexposure to heat or cold
- Distended abdomen, trying to vomit without producing anything, belching
- Seizures, collapsing, falling, disorientation
- Trouble moving (paralysis)
- Excessive bleeding, unable to stop
- Toxin ingestion
- Hit by Car
- Not eating or drinking for more than 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours, vomiting blood
- Acute eye injuries
- Ingesting a foreign body
- Bite wound from wildlife or other animals
- Facial swelling
- Pain- whining, shaking, panting.
Remember, you know your pet better than anyone else. If you notice your pet behaving in a way that is unusual for them or if something just does not seem right, you may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem.