Signs Requiring immediate attention:
- Difficulty breathing
- Pale or blue gums
- Altered state or level of consciousness
- Hypothermia - below normal body
- Seizures lasting longer than 5 minutes
- Overt and Severe Pain
- Distended (bloated) belly
- Protracted vomiting, or unproductive vomiting
- Consumed Antifreeze or other poison
- Unable to urinate
In general the conditions listed require immediate medical attention and you should proceed to your veterinarian or local emergency veterinary clinic directly.
***Injured, painful or sick pets will bite even if they are your best friend.*** Use extreme caution when approaching an injured or sick pet.
Baker House Animal Hospital provides emergency service during regular business hours at 513-899-2300. When we are not available please contact the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Cincinnati at 513-561-0069.
My pet ate something she should not have, what should I do?
Please call us at at 513-899-2300 so that we can help. Each case is different some requiring induction of vomiting and some NOT! You can also contact the ASPCA's National Pet Poison Hotline at 1-888-426-4435. This number is staffed 24/7 by veterinarian-toxicologists. There may be a charge for this service.