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Alder

Veterinary Practice

Guildford

01483 536036

Emergency veterinary advice

Try not to panic!

Phone us on 01483 536 036 – if it is out of hours there will be a message directing you to our emergency service.

It is important to phone ahead to ensure we are ready and prepared for your arrival.

Quick guide to some common emergencies

If your pet is;

Bleeding

clean the dirty wound with warm salt water and apply a clean cloth with pressure over the wound.

Seizuring (having a fit)

Make the room as dark and as quiet as possible. Position your pet out of the way of anything that could cause injury. Remember to avoid touching your pet around its mouth as it may bite you. Make a note of the length of time the seizure lasts. Keep your pet as cool as possible as they can overheat during a seizure. Call the surgery.

Overheating

Cool with tepid water and offer water to drink then call the surgery for advice.

If your pet has;

Been hit by a car

keep them warm, wrap in a blanket, keeping the nose and mouth exposed. If you think there may be broken bones, keep them as still as possible and place them on a hard moveable surface and transport them to the nearest vet.

Been attacked by a dog

keep them warm, wrap in a blanket, keeping the nose and mouth exposed. Do not attempt to break up a dog fight yourself – douse both dogs with water. If you think there may be broken bones, keep them as still as possible and place them on a hard moveable surface and transport them to the nearest vet.

Disclaimer

Please note – this advice is no substitute for a proper consultation and this information is intended for guidance only. Consult us at the earliest opportunity on 01483 536 036.