As a dog owner, you need to be aware of the situations that are considered emergencies for your pet. Emergencies can arise at any time and you need to make sure that you are prepared. This will ensure that you get the necessary medical attention for your pet before things get worse. 

It is often said that "knowledge is power," and this is very true when you are dealing with a health emergency for your pet. Take a look at some incidents and situations that are considered emergencies. Once these things happen to your pet you need to get them to the vet hospital immediately. 


Wounds that are bleeding should get veterinary assistance quickly. Bleeding is something that you should never try to treat on your own, especially if it is a deep wound and continues bleeding for longer than five minutes. Take your dog to the vet because it is likely that they will need stitches for the wound. The wound may also be deeper than it looks to the naked eye.

Difficulty Breathing 

If your pet is having difficulty breathing, this is not something that you should watch to see if it will change. When an animal cannot breathe it is very serious. If you also notice that they are choking, you need to get emergency care immediately. It's very possible that your pet's airways need to be cleared. Do not attempt to do this yourself it will undoubtedly do more harm than good.

Potty Problems 

If your pet is having difficulty using the toilet and is visibly straining, then it is possible that they may be constipated and need medication. If they seem to be wincing when they are urinating, there may be something wrong with their bladder. There's no way you can tell what is medically wrong on your own. 

However, it is easy to tell that your pet is having difficulty, once you notice this, take your pet to the vet to find out what the problem may be. This will rule out anything life-threatening for your dog.

The problems mentioned here are usually considered emergencies and they will need veterinary assistance immediately. Once you notice any of the symptoms, do not wait and see what will happen. Take your pet to the vet immediately to get a proper diagnosis. This is the only way to prevent or cure any severe illness in your pet.

Contact a local vet hospital to learn more.