5 Signs of a Medical Emergency

Sometimes our pets do funny things, they act a little different, and it concerns us (as it should with such fantastic pet parents on the lookout)!

With that said, not every change in behaviour is a medical emergency. Here are five things to look out for when questioning whether or not to bring your pet to a vet.

  1. Bloody vomit or diarrhea – this can be bright red blood (Frank) or dark reddish-black blood (Melena)
  2. Cloudy or Bloodshot eyes
  3. Neurological symptoms: Unbalanced walking, shaking, acute onset back or neck pain
  4. Lethargy – This can be when your pet doesn’t get up when called, isn’t interested in going outside or using their litter box, or is painful or hesitant to move out of bed
  5. Not Eating/Drinking, or drinking more than normal – if your pet hasn’t eaten or drank in 24 hours, it is essential to get to an emergency clinic or contact your vet as soon as possible.

Written by: Aurora Animal Clinic