In emergency situations that are time sensitive and specific to your pup, such as a snake bite wound, or toxin intake it’s important to seek immediate professional help. Ultimately, if your pet’s life is at risk and minutes matter, trust your gut and get to your vet or urgent care. It’s better to immediately act and go to the vet than wait on the phone with poison control or telehealth.
In general though, there are a variety of resources you can reach out to for support during an actual emergency or natural disaster. If you are in a disaster zone, there will likely be veterinary teams on the ground administering help to animals. If your pup’s situation isn’t urgent, or you’re unsure of the next steps to take, using telehealth to leverage vet expertise can be reassuring and also prevent emergency room overflow.
More pet tips during National Pet Preparedness Month can be found in our Judy x Spot & Tango library HERE.
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