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– Examination 600 pesos ($32.00) until 10pm
– 1000 pesos ($54.00) until 12 Midnight
* 24-hour Hospital Monitoring and Critical Care Available
* In-House IDEXX Laboratory Diagnostics
* Digital Radiography (X-Ray)
* Ultrasound / Echocardiography
* Oxygen Therapy / Incubator
* Surgery Services
Fracture / Broken Bones
Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies
Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)
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When should I take my dog to the emergency vet?
To help you decide when to take your dog to the emergency vet here a few symptoms that pet-parents should never ignore:
Hard Swollen Abdomen
There are a number of reasons that your dog’s abdomen may become hard and swollen (or bloated), ranging from heart failure or liver dysfunction, to uterine infection, internal bleeding, or ‘bloat’. It’s never a good idea to ignore signs of a bloated abdomen in dogs. If your dog is showing signs of a bloated abdomen it’s time to head to the emergency vet
If your dog’s stomach becomes bloated, and you see other symptoms such as pacing, repeated unsuccessful attempts at vomiting, or saliva coming back up, your dog may be suffering from Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), also known as “Stomach Torsion,” or “Dog Bloat.” Bloat is a very serious condition that requires immediate veterinary attention!
Exposure to Toxins
There are many common human foods, medications, household products and garden plants that are toxic to dogs. If you find your dog eating something they shouldn’t, it’s best not to wait for your dog to become severely ill. Call your vet immediately! When it comes to poisons, early treatment is essential for good outcomes.
A few of the most common toxins are:
- Over-the-counter medications such as pain-killers
- The artificial sweetener Xylitol
- Grapes & Raisins
- Slug bait
- Tulip and Daffodil Bulbs
- Azaleas and rhododendrons
Pain is always an emergency! If your dog is showing obvious signs of pain such as vocalizing, panting, drooling, or profoundly limping do not allow your dog to suffer needlessly. When your dog is in pain, it’s time to head to the emergency vet for care.
Vomiting & Diarrhea
All dogs vomit at some point, and most dogs will have the odd loose stool, however repeated bouts of vomiting or diarrhea can rapidly lead to dehydration which can be extremely serious. Vomiting and diarrhea can also be symptoms of serious conditions such as poisoning or gastrointestinal obstruction. If your dog is repeatedly vomiting or passing loose stool, call your vet or emergency vet right away for advice.
If you have a young puppy it’s extremely important to watch for signs of Parvo. Parvo in puppies is a common disease with potentially deadly consequences. If your puppy is suffering from diarrhea and vomiting call your vet or emergency vet immediately! Parvo is extremely contagious, be sure to let the vet know your suspicions so that they can take appropriate quarantine measures to protect other animals.
Inability to Urinate
An inability to urinate (or reluctance to urinate) could be a sign of a bladder infection or something much more serious. While bladder infections can be very painful for dogs they aren’t life threatening. That said, an inability to urinate could be a sign that your dog’s urinary tract has become obstructed by bladder stones. If your dog is unable to urinate there is a very good chance they are in pain and require urgent veterinary care. Call your vet or emergency vet as soon as possible.
Ultimately, it will be up to you whether to take your dog to the emergency veterinary clinic or into your vet for an emergency appointment. However, when it comes to protecting your dog’s health we always feel that it’s better to err on the side of caution, when in doubt contact your emergency vet for help.