It can be, but most of the time, pets are able to pass them with ease. I talked about our experience with Mona and duck bones in Santa fe. How did I know it was time to go? She never vomited, which is want you’d expect

I am super psyched to be doing the first teaching in iPet’s Ally

Emergencies are never subtle and there’s never a good time to drop everything you are doing to handle one. It’s especially scary  when the pet you love is in distress and you aren’t sure what to do. 

I’m going to do a live teaching session where I talk about your pet and when it’s time to take them to the ER Vet. During this live Broadcast, I’ll answer all of your questions in real-time. 

Before you drop everything you are doing to take your pet to the ER Vet, there are some things you can do at home. I’ll give you the advice you need to know when you can wait and schedule an appointment with the vet at a regular time. 

Here are several warnings signs you can’t ignore and in today’s live, I’ll tell you which ones you should get to the ER right away and which ones you can monitor at home to see how it plays out. 

  1. Struggling to breathe. This can present with blue gums, pink liquid coming from the mouth, stretching their neck or head, or panting heavily. 
  2. Coughing consistently and unable to rest. 
  3. Distended stomach and bloating. 
  4. Whimpering in pain. 
  5. Restlessness or unusual anxiety. 
  6. Yellow gums (jaundiced). 
  7. Dragging legs or struggling to walk. 
  8. Fever. 
  9. Fall down or collapse. 
  10. Seizures or trembling. 
  11. Discharge from the vagina or penis. 
  12. Throwing up more than once. 
  13. Unusual odor. 
  14. Trauma of any kind. 
  15. Lethargic. 
  16. Unable to walk or dragging their back legs. 

This isn’t a full list of signs you need to get your furry family to an ER Vet, but it’s a good start. 

However, before you pack up your pet and take them in, there are a few things you can do at home. I’m going to talk more in-depth about the things you can do before heading to the vet. And I’ll have a downloadable pdf so you’ll have a quick summary of what to do at home, and when to go. After I Complete teaching  the info I’ve got for you, I’m going to answer your questions in real-time, and we will be able to have a conversation. This won’t take the place of a consultation, but I will be able to help guide you in the right direction working with your local vet, and point you to the information I have available to support you & your pet. 

Join me tonight at 5pm mst – If you’ve already joined iPet’s ally, I’ve sent you an invite via email already, and I will send out a reminder about an hour before I go live. I will be teaching  via Zoom, so you will need to download a small piece of software to participate. You can connect via video, or telephone. 

Just as a reminder, I’m offering iPet’s ally for $1 for the first 30 days. Be sure to take advantage of this offer now, because it’s going back to regular price on November 24th! 

 If you missed the FB  live broadcast, catch the replay here
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