If you think your pet needs emergency care please come see us right away! We recommended giving us a quick phone call before you arrive to let us know that you are coming and a brief overview of the situation. This will allow us to prepare for your arrival and we can start treatment right away!
What to Do in an Emergency
Keep in mind that pets may react aggressively when injured. So, the first thing to do is approach your pet calmly, kneel down (if appropriate), and call their name. If that doesn’t work, call us for help right away. Once calm, lift them gently into your vehicle and transport him to our clinic. Support his neck and back if you suspect a spinal injury.
Use this page as an educational resource for emergency preventive measures, proper first aid techniques, and early warning signs of an animal emergency. After all, knowledge is still the best defense against any potentially harmful situation.
Signs That Your Pet Needs Emergency Care
Severe trauma from an accident or fall in an emergency. Other situations like heat stroke, choking, insect bites or stings, and poisoning or toxicities are also emergencies. Any life-threatening situation requires immediate medical attention. Signs that your furry or feathered friend needs emergency care can include the following:
- Pale gums
- Rapid and/or laboured breathing
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Extreme or sudden changes in body temperature
- Difficulty or inability to stand
- Loss of consciousness
- Excessive or uncontrollable bleeding
- Sudden swelling – either localized or generalized
- Profuse drooling
- Continuing vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Any eye trauma
- Accident – such as being hit by a car, even if your pet seems to be fine, there could be internal damage
Our telephone number is (604)-594-7387. Make sure you have this number programmed into your home and cell phones so that you can find it easily in the event of an emergency illness or injury of your pet. If your pet is in need of Emergency Care After Hours please contact the Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley at (604)514-1711.