First Aid for animals
Emergencies happen to pets and farm animals as well, and it can be a stressful time to consider how best to handle your animal, this may help.
Seizuring: If your animal is having a seizure the most important thing is removing obstacles to prevent injuries. It is best not to move your pet while it is seizuring. If your pet has not been treated for seizuring before, please call the clinic as soon as possible for advice. When your animal is calm, we will ensure you have an appointment for a check-up of your pet.
Collapse: If your animal collapses, please try to make him/her comfortable and then call the clinic.
Accidents: Pets can panic after an accident and sometimes they bite and scratch their owner. Remember your own safety too. You can use the equipment in your first aid kit for animals as well. Otherwise a clean towel makes a useful wrap or bandage. When your animal is out of harm’s way please call the clinic.
Vomiting/ diarrhoea/ constipation: These can be emergencies- please contact the clinic to discuss what to do next.
Bloating/ choking: Often emergencies. It is good to check if there is any blockage in the animal’s mouth- but please take care not to be bitten.
Poisoning: If you suspect your animal has been poisoned, please call the clinic to discuss. It is a good idea to check where your pet has been to see if you can see any signs of toxins.
Urinary problems: If your animal is struggling to urinate, or seems In pain when urinating- this can be a real emergency. Please call the clinic as soon as possible.
Eyes: If your animal has inflammation of the eye(s), please call the clinic, because we may need to examine them as soon as possible.
Other signs of possible emergencies: If your pet or farm animal is not eating, coughing, unusual sneezing, not drinking or drinking excessively or is lethargic, please call us at the clinic to discuss.
Vet Farm & Pet Clinic in Warkworth is made up of a small, close-knit team, invested in our local veterinary clinic – and in your pets and animals. We welcome clients from surrounding areas, and travel to farms from the East to West Coasts.
Vet Farm & Pet Clinic
After Hours/ Emergency
Call the clinic on 09 425 8793 to be diverted to the on-call vet