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Heat Stroke

During the hot summer months, be careful not to let your dogs overheat. Make sure they have access to water at all times and be mindful on long runs or playtime at the park. If you dog goes into heat stroke, they may have difficulty breathing and sometimes become too weak to stand. They may even collapse. If you encounter this with your pet, cool them off with water and bring them to a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Golden retriever at the park
Cute British short hair cat kitten

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions in pets typically cause facial swelling and hives. Swelling around the face or neck can actually block your pet's airway, especially in smooshed face dogs like frenchies and bulldogs. These are dangerous situations for any pet and if you spot this in yours, they should be taken to a veterinarian immediately for examination and treatment.

Eye Problems

If you see discharge from your pet's eye or notice them keeping one of their eyes closed, this could be a sign of something serious. Corneal scratches, glaucoma and other eye problems can cause permanent blindness in your pet if not addressed quickly with a veterinarian.

Photo from a happy little dog.
Hungry dog with sad eyes is waiting for feeding in home kitchen. Adorable yellow labrador retriever is holding dog bowl in his mouth.

Toxic Ingestion

Our pets seem to love eating things they see on the ground. Some of those things can be very dangerous or even deadly for your dog. The most common toxins that dogs ingest include grapes, chocolate, pills such as tylenol or advil and sugar free gum. If you walk your pet in a public place, consider having them wear a basket muzzle. If your dog does ingest a harmful toxin, contact a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Limping

Our pets are pretty durable and usually love to play and jump around. But injuries can happen. Any pet that is unable to support weight on any of their legs should be checked out by a veterinarian before the situation worsens. Leg fractures are quite common, especially in small dogs, but if you can get their leg splinted immediately after injury, you can prevent further damage or more serious issues.

playful young blue tabby maine coon cat walking along the garden looking straight ahead
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Pet emergencies can happen at any time, but not every hospital is open 24/7. That's where Veterinary Emergency Group, also known as VEG, comes in. They have revolutionized the pet emergency experience. When you go to VEG, not only will you see an experienced veterinarian right away, but you will stay with your pet the entire time. All VEG locations are open every night of the year and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.