There are many symptoms a pet can display when they are experiencing a serious or emergency situation. Sometimes an underlying illness or condition can mask something acute and critical, like pet poisoning. The likelihood of knowing every sign of all of the ways a health crisis can come into play is low to none. That is why having a plan to seek help promptly is the way to go whenever you are in doubt.
Both an allergic reaction and pet poisoning are emergency situations that require immediate care by your veterinarian or emergency hospital. But how can you know what’s occurring?
We’re here to help differentiate the two and tell you how to proceed.Continue…
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes the promise of lots of cooking and enjoying delicious foods. Although we may tend to overindulge at this time of the year, affording the same opportunity for our pets can get them into big trouble. Besides adding unhealthy fat and calories to their diet, letting them sample the holiday fare can lead to a potentially fatal condition called pancreatitis.
It’s true that cases of pancreatitis in pets spike during the holidays each year, but in reality the condition can occur at any time. For that reason it is important to be aware of the risks, causes, and warning signs of pancreatitis year round.Continue…
Seeing your pet struggle with disturbing or vague symptoms, and wondering if they need immediate medical care, is a situation most pet owners have or will find themselves in at some point. Pets are skilled at hiding signs of illness or injury, making it even more difficult to tell whether or not your pet is experiencing an emergency situation, or simply having an off day.
At Brodie Animal Hospital, we believe that all pet owners should know how to recognize and handle a pet emergency. Your prompt response will save precious time, and may even save your pet’s life.