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Posted on 12-18-2017
An emergency can happen to anyone in your family, including your pets. Here are a few things you should know so you're prepared in the unlikely event your dog or cat experiences a health crisis:
As quickly and as carefully as you can, get your animal away from the busy street, away from the water or electrical cords, away from another aggressive or wild animal, or away from any other source of potential harm.
As soon as you and your pet are out of harm's way, give our Troutdale veterinarian team a call. We can talk you through what to do, including how to help your animal and when/if you should bring her in to see us.
You should bring your animal to a vet ASAP if you witness or suspect to be witnessing any of the following health problems:
You can still call our animal hospital from the road to let us know you're coming, but please remember to drive carefully and pay attention to the road: we don't want anyone else, including you, getting hurt!
Even the most gentle animals can act aggressively when they are hurt or sick. If you need to pick up your animal, consider wrapping him or her in a towel first, and avoid putting your hands near your pet's mouth.
In addition to the above urgent conditions, our Troutdale emergency veterinarian team also can help your pet suffering from lethargy, eye and ear problems, parasite-borne illnesses, urinary difficulty, and labor-related complications.
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