Jerry Klein, DVM
Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center
3123 N. Clybourn Avenue
When to seek immediate veterinary medical attention:
Pet is having difficulty breathing/Seizures
Falls, hit by cars, large wounds, broken bones
Penetrating wounds (especially in the chest or abdomen)
Staggering, stumbling, tilted head, sudden blindness
Inflammation, swelling or other irritation to the eye
Severe hives or itching
Bleeding that does not stop
Bloated, distended, swollen or painful abdomen
Inability to urinate or defecate
Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
Loss of balance or consciousness
Vomiting or diarrhea with blood
Ingestion of dangerous foods, poison, plants, bones or other materials
Emergency Prevention Tips:
Pay close attention to what your pet is doing.
Keep them on a leash when outdoors
Maintain a steady diet
Make certain both cats and dogs see their primary care veterinarian for a physical at least once a year.
Use preventative medications and vaccinations.