Pet Emergency Care Instructions

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY
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Please do not hesitate to call with your questions or concerns. We would rather you call early than have your pet suffer needlessly or worsen overnight. Often we can advise you on what to do or what medications to give at home to keep your pet comfortable until our office is open. Please do not give human medications to your pet without checking with us first. Many human drugs are toxic to pets or are dosed very differently in animals. For instance, Tylenol and Advil are toxic to dogs and cats, and even a small amount of aspirin or Tylenol can be fatal for your cat.

FIRST AID TIPS

See Pet Emergency Care Booklet – for specific information dealing with…

  • Basic 1st Aide & CPR
  • How to approach an injured animal
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Bite Wounds / Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Cold / Heat Emergencies
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear Emergencies
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Fractures
  • Insect bites / Tick removal / Skunk recipe
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Poisoning / Common Household toxin
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Seizures

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If you have an emergency on a weekend, holiday, or week night after 5 p.m. We recommend that you use the services of one of our local emergency clinics:

Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC)

360 Bluemound Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
(866) 542-3241 | www.wvrc.com

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists

2100 W. Silver Spring Drive
Glendale, WI 53209
(414) 540-6710 | www.lakeshorevetspecialists.com