In case of emergencies, it’s important to be prepared.
If Dr. DeForge is not available and you have a life-threatening emergency, please contact Cornell University Veterinary Specialists or Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine.
How do I know if my pet is experiencing an emergency?
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or nonstop coughing or gagging
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
- Hit by a car
- Bite wounds
- Seizure activity
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea
- Inability to urinate or defecate (poop)
- Bloated abdomen or dry heaving
- Eye injuries
- Overheating or heatstroke
- Toxin ingestion
- Allergic reaction (facial swelling, hives)
- Lameness or not walking
- Trouble giving birth