Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic

15646 Manchester Road
Ellisville, MO 63011

(636)227-4041

www.tri-cityanimalclinic.com

Is It An Emergency?

After Hours Instructions

If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us IMMEDIATELY!
Symptom:
With:
Inability to breathe
Noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath.
Bleeding that 
won't s
top
From any part of the body. 
Apply p
ressure.
Inability to urinate or appears constipated
But continues to try.
Inability to deliver 
puppies or kittens
Keeps trying or has stopped trying.
Pain
Severe. Continuous with no relief.
Vomiting, diarrhea
Continuous or with the appearance of blood.
Loss of balance or consciousness
Includes tremors, coma,
staggering, blindness, fainting.
Itching
Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation.
Penetrating wounds
Any place, but especially chest or abdomen.
Poisoning
Bring the container or commercial
name and chemical name.
Injury
Continuous pain and/or total lameness.
Hit by car
Minimize movement of your pet as much as possible.
Distended abdomen
The belly is distended beyond the
margins of the ribcage.
Burns
Heat, chemicals. 
Any other sign that
 looks serious!
Trust your instincts; call us with anything
you think is abnormal.
 

If your pet has any of these symptoms, make an
appointment with us the next day.
Symptom:
With:
Difficult breathing
With or without cough. Eats and drinks normally. 
Not frantic.
Vomiting/diarrhea
Without blood; no pain; no unusual contents.
Sudden lameness
No apparent cause.
Swallowed object
Even if you THINK pet swallowed it.
Severe itching
With possible self-mutilation.
Strange odor
Usually disagreeable, from any part of the body.
Injuries
Not severe emergency but will
worsen with delay - lacerations.
 

 

If your pet has any of these symptoms, it is safe to wait OVERNIGHT
Symptom:
With:
Vomiting/diarrhea
No blood, no foreign material,
no pain, not continuous.
Lameness
Little or no pain; no discomfort in walking, not continuous, no obvious swelling.
Itching
Mild to moderate; no skin damage;
not continuous, no bleeding.
Thirst/urination
Excessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain, no straining or discomfort, or bloody appearance to the urine.
Loss of appetite
Skipped one main meal, but no other signs of illness.
Most skin problems