Is It An Emergency

Is it an Emergency?

If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us IMMEDIATELY! Any other sign that looks serious! Trust your instincts; call us with anything you think is abnormal.
Inability to breatheNoisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath.
Bleeding that   
won't stop
From any part of the body.   
Apply pressure.
Inability to urinate or appears constipatedBut continues to try.
Inability to deliver puppies or kittensKeeps trying or has stopped trying.
PainSevere. Continuous with no relief.
Vomiting, diarrheaContinuous or with the appearance of blood.
Loss of balance or consciousnessIncludes tremors, coma, staggering, blindness, fainting.
ItchingContinuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation.
Penetrating woundsAny place, but especially chest or abdomen.
PoisoningBring the container or commercial name and chemical name.
InjuryContinuous pain and/or total lameness.
Hit by carMinimize movement of your pet as much as possible.
Distended abdomenThe belly is distended beyond the margins of the ribcage.
BurnsHeat, chemicals. 
If your pet has any of these symptoms, make an appointment with us the next day.
Difficult breathingWith or without cough. Eats and drinks normally. Not frantic.
Vomiting/diarrheaWithout blood; no pain; no unusual contents.
Sudden lamenessNo apparent cause.
Swallowed objectEven if you THINK pet swallowed it.
Severe itchingWith possible self-mutilation.
Strange odorUsually disagreeable, from any part of the body.
InjuriesNot severe emergency but will worsen with delay - lacerations.
If your pet has any of these symptoms, it is safe to wait OVERNIGHT
Vomiting/diarrheaNo blood, no foreign material, no pain, not continuous.
LamenessLittle or no pain; no discomfort in walking, not continuous, no obvious swelling.
ItchingMild to moderate; no skin damage; not continuous, no bleeding.
Thirst/urinationExcessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain, no straining or discomfort, or bloody appearance to the urine.
Loss of appetiteSkipped one main meal, but no other signs of illness.
Most skin problems 

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  • Tri-city has a great team of doctors and technicians that truly care about the health of your animals and understand that a pet is part of the family. We appreciate their expertise, professionalism, and that they go the extra mile to connect with our pets.
  • I've been visiting Tri-City since 2019 for my small animals - namely domestic rats - and have nothing but praise for it's doctors. They have helped me with everything from chronic illness treatments to end of life care, and have a wonderful staff with experience in small animal handling. If you're looking for a cozy, wonderful vet for your rat/guinea/other exotic pet, then this is the place.
  • This has been our family vet for 23 years. We have seen many of the different vets on staff. They all have been friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate, including the support staff. They even made a house call when our dog was too sick to make the trip. They offer grooming and have a full pharmacy.

  • Tri-City recently figured out a really difficult health issue affecting my pug. Looking for a vet that has all the answers. Stop looking. This is where you want to take your best friend.

  • This place is awesome, vet techs are professional, everyone is nice, Dr. King is incredible with animals. My dog has pretty bad anxiety and she always get down on the floor and makes them feel so comfortable. Prices are reasonable, and they offer online medical history now which is awesome.

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