A vet/pet emergency

 

Vet emergency? Or Pet emergency? It’s really both when your pet swallows a toxic material it is a real deal for your Pet (dog or cat) and for your Vet too, here we will discuss how the vet getting ready for your pet. As the vet must get prepared well for this emergency case will find in this article tips on how to know and diagnose your pet’s toxicity so you can call the vet and explain the exact case. 

Dogs or Cats: 

Multiple types of toxicity in dogs and cats can be misdiagnosed by you and get the vet confused, with some info you will know in this article about dog or cat toxicity will provide you with accurate symptoms to tell your vet immediately 

  A- Vomiting:  

  • Color of dog or cat’s vomit can enhance the diagnosis process very well as an indication for what was swallowed. 

  • Consistency of vomit can show you and your Vet (if you send a pic) may show you what was swollen as clay or poisonous plant. 

  • Smell can be dangerous as if you smell aerosols is such a bad prognosis. 

  • Blood in dog or cat’s vomit is not bad nor good prognosis but a thing you have to take action against immediately (under supervision of your vet if he can’t reach your place in time). 

B- Drooling: 

  • Foaming: some people can’t know if this was a vomit or drool. 

  • Thick & excessive: you have to tell the vet about the gesture of your dog or cat too. 

C- Seizures: the most common and obvious toxicity and poisoning symptom and the vet surely will ask about a history of seizures happen before to your pet. 

  • Lose all consciousness 

  • Convulse 

  • Urinate involuntarily 

  • Defecate involuntarily 

  • Drool excessively 

D- Diarrhea:  

  • Color: Vet must know the color to know if it is bloody diarrhea or not to get prepared well. 

  • Consistency: Watery, semi sold. 

E- Lethargy 

F- Labored Breathing: 

  • The chest cavity moving more than normal 

  • Flared nostrils 

  • Extended head and neck 

  • Loud breaths 

G- Rash or irritation: 

  • Red, irritated skin 

  • Fluid-filled blisters 

  • Swelling in the rash 

  • Continuous itching 

H- Loss of Consciousness: Call your vet immediately. 

 

A final lifesaving hack for your Pet 

  • Don’t panic. Rapid response is important, but panicking can interfere with the process of helping your pet. 

  • Take the time to safely collect and have at hand any material involved. This may be of great help to your vet, as they determine what poison or poisons are involved. Also, collect in a sealable plastic bag any material your pet may have vomited or chewed. 

  • If you witness your pet consuming material that you suspect might be toxic, do not hesitate to seek emergency assistance, even if you do not notice any adverse effects. Sometimes, even if poisoned, an animal may appear normal for several hours or days after the incident. 

  • Do not try to make your dog vomit unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian.

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