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Emergency Treatment

Sunset Vet has staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all public holidays (even during Nyepi). Our night staff are on shift so you won't be waking anyone up when you call us at 2am!

As a pet owner you might ask yourself: is this an emergency that needs treatment immediately, or can it wait until tomorrow morning? If in doubt, call us, but if your pet shows any of the following symptoms, please call us immediately.

Please call us immediately if your pet shows any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing (noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath)
  • Bleeding that does not stop from any part of the body
  • Bloated or distended abdomen or swollen or painful abdomen, with or without vomiting
  • Inability to urinate or move bowels but continues to try or has bloody stool or urine or painful defecation or urination
  • Heatstroke (heavy panting, extreme weakness, body temperature about 104 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Inability to deliver puppies or kittens (labor contractions for longer than one hour or more than 15 minutes of labor with the fetus or membrane showing)
  • Loss of balance or consciousness, or seizure
  • Sudden blindness
  • Any of the symptoms of rabies
  • Pain (severe or continuous)
  • Major trauma, injury, or shock (falls, road traffic accidents, wounds, cuts, broken bones, burns)
  • Sudden onset weakness or collapse
  • Suspected ingestion of poison or foreign body
  • Vomiting or diarrhea with blood
  • Severe lameness (cannot bear weight on the leg)
  • Severe itching with self-mutilation
  • Severe hives (hypersensitivity reaction)
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