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What to do in an Emergency

 

noaltThe exact treatment for an emergency differs depending on the exact cause, but in all cases your should do the following:

Airway – make sure your pet can breathe, and there is nothing blocking the mouth or nose that may affect breathing

Bleeding – place pressure with a clean cloth or bandage over any area of bleeding. Keep pressure on the area until the bleeding has stopped, then leave the cloth or bandage covering the area

Toxins – remove any potential toxin or poison from the mouth or coat, and bring a sample and the container if available down to the clinic. Be careful not to contact any dangerous material yourself.

Heatstroke – if you suspect your pet has overheated or has heatstroke, immediately stop any exercise and pour cool water over your pet. Get the animal to a car or taxi (carry if possible) and take them directly to emergency veterinary care.

Please call us on 2915 7979 if you suspect there has been any animal emergency and we can help you take steps to deal with the situation. If you are unsure if your case is an emergency, please call us and we can discuss – it is much better to treat a situation before it becomes critical.

 

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To help streamline our services, we are uniting our practices.

The Animal Emergency Centre will become a part of East Island 24hr Animal Hospital, and you may notice we will be using the Creature Comforts logo for all of the practices. Everything else will stay the same – the same location, same management, same owners, same vets, same nurses and same dedication to our values. We at the Creature Comforts Group look forward to serving you and your pets.

Dr David Gething and all of the Creature Comforts Team.