10 SIGNS YOU NEED AN EMERGENCY VET SERVICE
Casey Pet Emergency welcomes any enquires regarding a client perception of their pet being injured or ill. We are more than happy to help make decision regarding the necessity for emergency care. Appointments are not required and pets are assessed upon arrival at the centre.
Vomiting is abnormal for dogs and cats. Vomiting may indicate that there is an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract which can lead to dehydration and severe electrolyte derangements. Some dogs show signs of vomiting if they have eaten something that causes a blockage of the intestinal tract, constipation, toxin ingestion, dietary indiscretion event or a gastric torsion (bloat). Many causes are correctable if treated and diagnosed in a timely manner.
Common toxins encountered by pets include:
- Chocolate and caffeine containing products
- Grapes and raising
- Lilies – cat specific
- Human medications including Nurofen, Panadol, codeine, cardiac medications, asthma medications
- Party drugs
- Insecticides, herbicides, snail pellets, round up
- Some varieties of mushrooms and compost ingredients may be toxic
- Batteries can be extremely dangerous for dogs to swallow
Pain can present in many ways in our pets. Cats often become quiet, inactive and distressed or aggressive when handled. Squatting and vocalising when attempting to toilet may suggest a painful urinary tract obstruction. Dogs may adapt a prayer posture or hunched back, unsettled or inactive behaviours, atypical aggression, vocalising, crying and lack of appetite are common signs. Brain and neck injuries often result in a dog refusing to bend their neck to get to a food bowl or reluctance to sit or lie down. They may pace or wander in circles to avoid painful movement when trying to cope with a neck injury.
An unconscious animal that does not respond to their name or gentle patting is an emergency. Animals may collapse to the ground if they are weak from a heart problem, internal bleeding, neurological problem or respiratory disease. Immediate veterinary attention is warranted. If a large dog is unable to be lifted, a towel or blanket on the floor can be used to roll them onto and create a sling such that your pet can be bought to a veterinary clinic for emergency care.
Information for Pet Owners
CPE is a dedicated after hours emergency veterinary clinic.
We are available when your regular veterinary clinic is closed to answer your questions and address your pet care concern.
Information for Vets & Vet Nurses
We accept online and over-the-phone referrals.
We communicate with referring vets regarding all accepted patients at presentation and discharge to include all parties in regard to treatment options that may be available.
Our mission is to provide a high quality after hours, emergency and critical care veterinary clinic for the outer southeastern suburbs. We endeavor to exceed expectations for both clients and their pets whom present in difficult circumstances.
We aim to work closely with surrounding and regional referring veterinary clinics to gain their confidence in our capacity to perform exceptional standard of veterinary medicine, surgery and client and veterinary communication developing a clinic that essentially becomes an extension of our valued general practice referral network.
The intention to save the lives of small animal pets by providing veterinary care at a convenient location to accommodate presentations beyond those of primary care clinic capacity and outside of business hours.
To employ staff whom share our compassionate and dedicated ethos and whom realise the value and important role of pets as part of our families and live. We strive to develop a precedence for exceptional emergency veterinary care and performance of all our staff to benefit pets and their families.