Emergency Dog Care (Video)

Emergency dog care – when is it necessary?

It’s possible that during your dog’s life you may have the need for emergency dog care. This is a situation most dog owners hope they never have to face, but it pays to be prepared in case it happens.

A lot of new dog parents wonder how they will know when to access emergency dog care. Are vets available at night? Where is the nearest veterinary emergency center? Knowing the answers to these questions before an emergency happens may be the difference between life and death. So find the addresses and phone numbers now and put them near your phone.

Most dog emergencies will be fairly obvious. If your dog has suffered an accident and is bleeding a lot, that would be a reason to find a veterinarian and quickly! Other conditions which may need emergency dog care are breathing difficulties. Breathing difficulties could be due to several things. For example if it is very warm it is natural for a dog to pant to cool himself. However if your dog seems distressed and is having difficulty breathing, this could be signs of poisoning or other illness (see video below).

Abdominal pain could also need emergency dog care. If his back is arched and he is vomiting or shaking, then it may be a condition called “gastric torsion” which needs prompt veterinary attention.

Dog seizures will probably scare you enough to seek emergency dog care whatever the reason! Seizures can be due to epilepsy so your dog will need to see a vet in any case to determine the cause.

If you’re not sure whether emergency dog care is needed or not, it’s safer to call. If it’s a false alarm, so much the better and the vet is not going to be upset just because you showed you cared. When you’re an experienced dog owner, then you’ll be better able to tell if a situation is urgent or not. Something else worth mentioning, if your dog is involved in an accident, always seek emergency dog care even if he seems fine, as he may have internal injuries.

Learn how to tell if your dog has eaten rat poison and get tips on what to do in this free emergency pet health care video. Expert: Dr Adrienne Mulligan Bio: Dr. Adrienne Mulligan started her lifelong dream to be a veterinarian at Oakridge High School in Oakridge, Tennessee. Filmmaker: Chuck Tyler
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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26 Responses to Emergency Dog Care (Video)

  • thewarisdiscusting says:

    My dog started peeing heaps of blood today. Then it was dripping out on the floor at the vets. He is in the vet hospital overnight being treated for rat poison. I hope it is not. I hope my boy is okay. They said he wasn’t bleeding anywhere else but they still think thats what it is. Where could he have gotten it from???

  • BlueStream123321 says:

    @RealCheckeredHeart when ur dog comes home, make sure you give it salt (put it right in the back of his tounge) and after about a hour, it will throw up. if u see no blueish greenish puke then your dog doesnt have any rat poison. if it does, then try again and if its still there, i suggest you keep trying or take it to the vet again.

  • RUBENLOX323 says:

    very good information i didnt know dat

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  • glam0urGirl209 says:

    @skatelover619 you should take him to the Vet

  • skatelover619 says:

    @glam0urGirl209 dude i fell so sorry i think my dog ate some and hes dying im so depresed

  • RealCheckeredHeart says:

    What if…. it’s the poison bromethalin? My dog got into it today and he’s in the animal hospital right now. We caught it right away, but I’m worried. The vet said that Vitamin K won’t work on him. He threw most of it up, and they gave him the activated charcoal, and they plan to keep him overnight (with an iv). Is there a chance, if caught in time, that they will make it??

  • Xboxglicher1 says:

    My dog is relly sad and I don’t no why I try to play with him and dose not what to can you help plz

  • glam0urGirl209 says:

    my dog died yesterday from eating rat poision man i miss my dog so much he was my best friend.

  • glam0urGirl209 says:

    my dog died yesterday from eating rat poision man i miss my dog so much he was my best friend.

  • deepree26 says:

    that is exactly what my dog did and died last night don’t mean to bring bad news I really thought she was gonna make it.

  • deepree26 says:

    close off your whole house pretend you’re not home, you left 4 the day, he just didn’t see u leave turn everything down inside and wait, I did tht when someone throw poisoned food that i found in my doggies mouth. wen i did dat people from one area of my street all came out looking towards my way and i had my phone ready to snap shots. thn i had a visitor come to my door I had to go see him but when i did those ppl saw me & were gone no where to b found

  • 3x0du5jsant says:

    i use glue traps and never gotten a single rat but when i get one i will spray thinner on it and burn it. i just bought a powerful poison that kill them in about five minutes after eating it. it’s great, this mourning i found 7 dead rats from last night. nice

  • Gaara0506 says:

    most likely, parvo. One of my friends dog that I was taking care of it had the same symptoms and died of it.

  • thatonguy9 says:

    katie just feed ur dog white rice and tons of water it will make a diffrence and trty to gie some nutri-cal for ur dog it helps

  • thatonguy9 says:

    one of my dogs just barley died from my neighbors.. 4year old dog.. so we went and got a new dog an akita so we had her for 3 weeks and my neighbor killed that dog to…. thats fuckin cruel but we cant turn em in cause we dont have proof … any one have any ideas on how to get him in trouble?

  • TheBestGuitarSoloEVR says:

    Wow go to the vet for fucks sake

  • xxkatiekatyxx says:

    My dog hasten eaten her food and she cant keep anything down also she threw up just regular clear liqid

  • clkdragzta says:

    my dog vomits blood with a yellowish liquid on it and he has not eaten for 2 days now only liquid.. i know i will take him to the vet 2morow.. but what could it be???

  • mbfla says:

    What? A licensed doctor of veterinary medicine stating that a “glue trap is … safer”? HUH? Glue traps are cruel and inhumane — instead, use the
    trap and release devices – vets know about these
    as do humane societies. Vets I know love animals and have zero tolerance for cruelty and animal suffering..I’d like to think this vet misspoke… let’s cut her some slack… and hope that she misspoke! Maybe she’ll post a video about humane trap and release “traps.”

  • baddbrunette6t9 says:

    I agree with you CloverKitty..
    Thats definitely cruel.

  • Cloverkitty says:

    I will never use a glue trap on ANY rodent.

    That is cruel, and certainly unecessary when there are simple HUMANE cage-traps to use…

  • misskia81 says:

    Dont feel bad my drunk neighbor killed my dog too!!

  • dawa259 says:

    Thank you so much for making this video! My dog Jean-Luc just got into our rat poison:(

  • imextraordinary says:

    My neighbors poisoned my dog 🙁

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