Doctor Tecla Myrick from the Alachua County Animal Services talks about pet emergencies.
There are 13 major issues that are serious enough that you should get your pet to a veterinarian immdeiately.
1. Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within five minutes.
2. Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging.
3. Bleeding from nose, mouth or rectum, coughing up blood or blood in urine.
4. Inability to urinate or pass stool, or obvious pain associated with said activities.
5. Injuries to your pet's eye(s).
6. You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous.
7. Seizures and/or staggering.
8. Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s).
9. Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety.
10. Heat stress or heatstroke.
11. Severe vomiting or diarrhea.
12. Refusal to drink for 24 hours or longer.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, contact your vet.
Dr. Myrick was joined by Trevor, a neutered male domestic SH, orange tabby mix.
For more information about Trevor or any other adoptable animals, call
(352)264-6870 or visit.