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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.

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Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic