If your dog is showing or experiencing any of the conditions listed below, get them medical treatment immediately. Call your vet or if it is after hours take the dog immediately to your local emergency vet hospital. In the Columbus area these include:
Emergency Veterinary Hospitals
Capital Veterinary Emergency Center
5239 Renner Road
Columbus, OH 43228
300 E. Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention
- Difficulty Breathing-noisy breathing, blue tongue, gasping for breath
- Bleeding That Does Not Stop-from any part of the body, apply pressure with a clean cloth, then go!
- Bloated or Distended Abdomen-swollen or painful abdomen with or without vomiting.
- Inability To Urinate or Move Bowels-but continues to try, is bloody or is painful
- Loss of Balance, Loss of Consciousness or Seizure- includes tremors, coma, staggering, convulsions, sudden blindness, fainting, tilting of the head, biting at imaginary objects, and sudden changes of disposition, such as unusual withdrawal or out of character aggressiveness.
- Pain-severe or continuous
- Major Trauma, Injury or Shock- if he has fallen, been hit by a car, suffered wounds, cuts, or broken bones from an unseen accident, shows signs of weakness, collapse, shallow breathing, rapid heartbeat, bewildered appearance or dilated pupils
- Poisoning-if you believe he has eaten or come into contact with a poison. Bring the container or the commercial name or chemical name or list of ingredients
- Penetrating Wounds-anyplace, especially penetration of the chest or abdomen
- Vomiting And /Or Diarrhea-with blood, continuous and or violent episodes
If possible, call the emergency center on your way so they know to expect you.
Additional Emergency Vet Services
Noah’s Ark Vet Hospital
6001 Memorial Dr
Dublin OH 43017
Ohio State University
601 Vernon Tharp St
Columbus OH 43220
Animal Hospital of Polaris
8928 S Old State Rd
Lewis Center OH 43035
9695 Basil Western Rd
Canal Winchester 43110