Northfield Veterinary Hospital
Just like people, pets can experience accidents and injuries that require emergency care. However, sometimes it may be difficult to determine if your pet is experiencing a trauma that warrants a visit to urgent care or if their symptoms are those of something less serious. If you are unsure whether your pet needs urgent veterinary care, please call us.
When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet
The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:
- Difficulty breathing
- Acute abdominal swelling
- Electric shock
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Exhibits symptoms of heatstroke
- Sudden onset of weakness
- High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
- Unable to urinate or defecate
Call us at 330-467-6400 if your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait.
If your pet is experiencing an emergency outside of business hours, please contact a 24-hour care facility.