Although each animal is unique, there are several common indications that your pet may be in serious distress and in need of emergency care. This list does not cover every indication of an emergency situation. If your animal is experiencing any of these problems, or if you are at all concerned with their behavior, please contact us immediately (978) 407-1122.
***FIRST - PLEASE TRY TO STAY CALM***
THESE SITUATIONS REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:
Even the gentlest pet may bite or scratch when hurt so please be very careful when handling your pet if they have been injured. Dogs may be transported using a large bedspread, blanket, or plywood as a stretcher. We recommend always transporting ferrets, rabbits, cats or rodents in a carrier or box with air holes. Please let us know if you require assistance getting your pet out of your vehicle and into the hospital.
DO NOT give your pet any medications (Advil,Tylenol, aspirin, etc.) without checking with a veterinarian first. Many human drugs are toxic to animals and could preclude use of important medications to help your pet.
Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat
29 Theodore Drive
Westminster, Ma 01473
Main: 978-874-4100 Pet Retreat: 978-874-3647
M, F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
T, W, Th: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
24 Hours a Day