How do I know if My Vail Valley Pet may have a veterinary Emergency?
As a practicing veterinarian in the Vail Valley for 24 years now, I have seen my share of Veterinary Emergencies. Whether you have a sick horse, or a newborn kitten, all pets, big or small can have a veterinary emergency at some point, and knowing what to look for is key to assuring your pet will be back to normal quickly.
Here at Mountain Mobile Vet and The Animal Hospital Center in Eagle and Vail, Colorado, we have established some "basic" guidelines to look for in determining if your pet truly has a veterinary emergency.
The three B's of Veterinary Emergencies are Bleeding, Bloating, or Blue.
BLEEDING: If your pet is bleeding, you should immediately apply pressure to the site, apply a tourniquet if you can, and get to your veterinarian as soon as possible.
BLOATED : Bloating means gas distension. If your pet is bloated, not eating, acting painful , rolling, uncomfortable, and not eating, this is serious. Again, seeing your veterinarian as quickly as possible is imperative.
BLUE: If your pet's color, ie gum color, tongue color, are Blue this is an emergency. This means your pet is not receiving an adequate supply of Oxygen to it's bloodstream, which can mean an untimely death if oxygen is not provided immediately.
Other signs to look for in your pet that could signify a veterinary emergency are:
1. Not eating
2. Not drinking
Here at Mountain Mobile Veterinary Services and The Animal Hospital Center of Vail And Eagle, Colorado, we are here to help you. Call us 24/7 and we are here to help!