EMERGENCIES

Here at Westmoor Veterinary Hospital we provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Emergency Service. Simply call our normal number – 01822 612561.   Never Be Afraid To Call!

If you are ever concerned over your pet's health, never be afraid to contact us. Our veterinarians will offer advice and instruct you as to whether your pet should be brought into the surgery. Remember, you know your pet better than anybody else, and if you notice a subtle difference in their behaviour, you may have caught onto a bigger problem.

 

Definite Emergencies – The are many situations where you do not need to call. If you notice any of the following problems, your pet should be brought in immediately:

  • Your pet has been hit by a car, a blunt object, or fallen more than a few feet
  • Your pet isn't breathing or you cannot feel a heartbeat
  • Your pet is unconscious and won't wake up
  • Your pet has vomited or had diarrhoea for more than 24 hours, or is vomiting blood
  • You suspect any broken or fractured bones
  • Your pet is having breathing problems or has something stuck in their throat
  • Your pet had or is having a seizure
  • Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose or mouth; or there is blood in the urine or feces
  • Your pet may have ingested something toxic, such as household cleaning products or medication which was not prescribed to them
  • Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking and refusing to socialize
  • Your pet collapses or suddenly can't stand up
  • Your pet becomes disorientated or bumps into things
  • You see irritation or injury in your pet's eyes, or they show signs of blindness
  • Your pet's abdomen is hard to the touch, and they are trying to vomit
  • Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than 3 to 4 hours between delivering puppies or kittens
  • Your pet shows symptoms of heat stroke