What To Do in a Pet Health Emergency
If you feel your pet is having a health emergency, they probably are. Remember, you know your pet best!
Worried about your pet’s health? Call us now at (505) 266-7866.
Don’t delay your pet getting the care it needs. Prepare yourself with the right supplies and information. Also, remaining calm is critical for both you and the animal. We strongly recommend all pet owners make their own pet first aid kit and keep it readily available.
Common Pet Health Emergencies
- Allergic reactions
- Bloating or distended abdomen
- Breathing issues
- Difficulty delivering puppies or kittens
- Eye injuries of any kind
- Facial swelling
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Loss of balance
- Snake bite
Pet First Aid Resources
Knowing pet first aid and taking steps early is crucial to better outcomes in a pet health emergency. Our experienced staff have put together informative guides on the prevention and treatment of pet health emergencies.
- When your pet has an emergency, being prepared is very important. Create your own Pet First Aid kit »
- Learn how to apply a basic wound dressing on your pet »
- Keep these pet poisons out of reach of your dogs, cats, birds, and small animals
- Rattlesnakes can induce serious, life-threatening injuries to our pets. There is much we can do to protect our pets from this potentially fatal catastrophe and to provide assistance should the worst happen. Rattlesnake bite prevention and treatment for your pets »
Found a stray pet?
If you have found an injured stray, call 311. CABQ Animal Welfare locations (Eastside and Westside) accept stray pets between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Read more information about your next steps if you’ve found a stray pet »