When Should You Contact a Veterinary Emergency Clinic?


Many reasons may encourage an owner to bring their pet to a veterinary emergency clinic. Here is how to recognize veterinary emergencies and what to do in case of emergency.

How to recognize veterinary emergencies?

There may be many good reasons to consult a veterinary center urgently. Here are some of them.


For example, if your pet is the victim of a traffic accident, it’s important to consult a veterinarian as quickly as possible to examine them. This applies even if they don’t show any visible physical problems. Your pet might be the victim of internal bleeding or hemorrhaging that could be fatal.


Falls from a multi-story building may also be a good reason to go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Injuries may appear which can have an impact on your pet’s health.

Injuries caused by bites must also be examined by a veterinarian. These can lead to infections and the spread of diseases.

You should also pay attention to bleeding. If your dog’s mucous membranes turn white, including the gums and the tissues around the eyelids, this may indicate significant blood loss.

Vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite

If your pet stops eating for 24 hours or has repeated vomiting and diarrhea that causes a loss of appetite, it’s necessary to consult a veterinarian quickly.

What to do in case of a veterinary emergency?

You have to know how to distinguish between two types of emergencies: minor emergencies and potentially serious emergencies.

Minor emergencies happen when the animal’s consciousness is not altered. The animal has little diarrhea or isolated vomiting but is in good shape overall. In this case, home treatments may be sufficient to care for your pet.

Potentially serious emergencies happen when the animal’s consciousness is altered when they need resuscitation or anesthesia. In this case, it’s important to bring your pet to a veterinary emergency clinic quickly, which is equipped with an intensive care unit to take care of your animal.

Who should You contact in the event of a veterinary emergency?

If you need to use the services of an emergency veterinary hospital that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the closest one to Mercier is the Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud. If you have any questions and HV Mercier is open, do not hesitate to contact us; we will advise you based on your situation.

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For more than 25 years, Hôpital vétérinaire Mercier has provided a wide range of services to ensure the best possible care for your companion animal. Our professional staff ensures that your animal is in a safe and comfortable environment.

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