Urgent Care Symptoms

If you have an emergency
ring 9204 0400 for advice

Urgent Care Symptoms2021-08-12T09:39:27+08:00

The following list is a guide to many emergency conditions and signs/symptoms that indicate whether you should bring your pet in for emergency care. We believe that you, as the owner, know your pet the best and are a reliable judge of whether something is wrong.

If you are concerned and not sure whether to come in, the friendly nursing team at AEC are happy to advise you over the phone (08) 9204 0400.

Especially when hard to the touch with unsuccessful attempts to vomit.

White/blue/yellow/red gums can be signs of issues.

Any deterioration of an existing medical condition of abnormal behaviour that you’re worried about (e.g., acting aloof or particularly clingy when they are normally not that way)

Severe bleeding or continues for more than 5 minutes. Any blood from eyes, ears, mouth, nose, or rectum, blood in urine, faeces, or vomit.

Choking, gagging, something stuck in the throat, increased breathing effort, no breathing.

Any broken bone (or suspected broken bones).

Constant and unable to settle, especially if associated with increased breathing rate, effort or history of heart disease.

Diarrhoea or vomiting that lasts more than 24 hours, or if it seems particularly severe.

If your pet suddenly begins bumping into things.

Heatstroke or hypothermia signs.

Ulcers, foreign bodies or glaucoma and other eye irritations.

Any ingestion (or suspected ingestion) of toxic substances or foreign materials that may cause obstruction.

Collapse, sudden inability to walk or stand, unable to balance, extreme lethargy.

Especially prolonged, multiple, or non-terminating.

Facial/throat swelling, collapse, white gums or hives.

Crying, shaking, sudden withdrawal/aggression.

Collapse followed by seeming recovery, witnessed bite, blood in urine, progressive paralysis (DO NOT attempt to catch snake or bring it in).

Hit by car, dog attack, fall from height, penetrating injury etc.

Unconsciousness (cannot be woken).

Straining or inability to release bladder contents, especially male cats.

More than 4 hours between delivery of puppies or kittens.


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