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What to do in an emergency

The exact treatment for an emergency differs depending on the exact cause, but in all cases your should do the following:


Airway – make sure your pet can breathe, and there is nothing blocking the mouth or nose that may affect breathing


Bleeding – place pressure with a clean cloth or bandage over any area of bleeding. Keep pressure on the area until the bleeding has stopped, then leave the cloth or bandage covering the area


Toxins – remove any potential toxin or poison from the mouth or coat, and bring a sample and the container if available down to the clinic. Be careful not to contact any dangerous material yourself.


Heatstroke – if you suspect your pet has overheated or has heatstroke, immediately stop any exercise and pour cool water over your pet. Get the animal to a car or taxi (carry if possible) and take them directly to emergency veterinary care.


Please call us on 2915 7979 if you suspect there has been any animal emergency and we can help you take steps to deal with the situation. If you are unsure if your case is an emergency, please call us and we can discuss – it is much better to treat a situation before it becomes critical.