At Southcentral Veterinary Services in Bowling Green, we’re dedicated to being there for animals in need. If your dog, cat, or large animal is having an emergency, call us immediately at (270) 282-2564 and we’ll do all we can to help—whether that involves giving you advice over the phone, or arranging a visit to your farm to provide triage services and emergency veterinary treatment.
Dr. Grimes and the rest of the SVS team take your animal's health, and your peace of mind, very seriously. We understand the fear and uncertainty that accompany emergency events, and want you to know that we’re here to support you and make sure that your pet or large animal is out of harm’s way.
Signs of an Animal Emergency
The scenarios listed below can help you determine whether your pet or large animal is having a health emergency. If you’re not certain about their condition, contact us regardless and we’ll be glad to answer your questions and dispel your fears.
- Difficulty breathing
- Chronic coughing
- Loss of consciousness
- Bleeding heavily
- Bleeding from the nose, ears, mouth, or rectum
- Vomiting/diarrhea more than 24 hours
- No eating or drinking for 24 hours or more
- Limping or abnormal gait
- Abdomen appears bloated and feels unusually hard
- Blood in stool, urine, or vomit
- Unable to walk or stand
- Tussled with a wild animal
- Fell from a height or hit by a car (can cause serious internal injury)
- Possible broken bone(s)
- Fever (ears and nose feel hot)
- Straining to urinate/defecate
- Ingested a known toxin
- Sitting with head pressed against the wall
- Injury to the eye
- Has been in labor for over an hour