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Emergency Pet Care


Seizures are a symptom of a physiological or neurological health issue. If your pet is experiencing recurring seizures, or if it has a seizure that lasts for longer than five minutes, you should talk to an emergency vet. 

Difficulty Breathing

If your pet’s breathing seems labored, they could be suffering from heart or lung disease. These conditions have the potential to be fatal, which is why you shouldn’t hesitate to seek emergency treatment. 

Constant Coughing

Non-stop coughing can be a symptom of infectious disease or an indicator of a collapsed trachea. You should also immediately contact a veterinarian if your pet is coughing up blood. 

Repeated Vomiting

While vomiting isn’t always a concerning symptom, repeated vomiting can be a sign that your pet has consumed something poisonous. Diarrhea or blood in the stool can also be signs that your pet has ingested a toxin.  

Inability to Stand

If your pet is limping, has swollen limbs, or can’t seem to stand at all, it may have a health problem that requires immediate medical attention. Conditions that can cause these symptoms to include blood clots, allergic reactions, broken bones, and Lyme disease.


If your pet has fainted or lost consciousness, it’s a sign that it’s not getting enough oxygen to the brain. Your pet could have a serious problem with its heart or lungs or be suffering from an infectious disease. 

Bleeding from the Eyes, Nose, or Mouth

While bleeding is always concerning, it’s especially serious if that blood is coming from your pet’s eyes, nose, or mouth. Bleeding could be a sign of an underlying health condition or an indicator of physical trauma. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Madison, AL

When it comes to pet emergencies, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If your pet is showing concerning symptoms, call Animal Health Care Center at (256) 461-8440. We can talk to you about your pet’s symptoms and will let you know if you should visit our animal hospital in Madison, AL for treatment.