Illnesses & Conditions Archives - Emergency Animal

Managing Separation Anxiety in Pets

Managing Separation Anxiety in Pets

Thirty years ago, the term “separation anxiety” was rarely used in dog training circles. Today, you’d be hard pressed to come across a dog trainer, veterinarian, or other animal profession who hasn’t heard of separation anxiety in pets or experienced it with their own...

Grieving The Loss Of A Pet

The loss of a beloved pal can be a devastating event. Whether the passing of a pet is an anticipated event due to illness, or unexpected due to an accident, it can have a profound effect on your life. To many of us, pets are not just pets. They are our faithful...

Dog & Cat Seizures

A seizure in a dog or cat can range from momentary loss of normal consciousness (causing a dazed or disoriented look) to a Grand Mal seizure where the pet’s limbs are rigid, the front paws are paddling, his mouth is salivating, and teeth are clenching. A seizure...

Pet Lameness

If your pet is unwilling or unable to put weight on a limb, a bone fracture or a bone popping out of joint (luxation) could be the cause. If your pet comes up lame, keep him from walking, immobilize the limb, and seek veterinary care as soon as possible. A luxation,...

Pet Labor and Delivery

The arrival of new puppies or kittens in your family is an exciting time. Your pet will usually know when it’s time to deliver and during a normal birth will not need much intervention. You should be familiar with what a normal birth entails so you will know if your...

Feline Urinary Obstruction

Urinary obstruction in cats can be a serious situation that demands immediate attention. If your cat has a complete blockage this can become a life or death situation. Urinary or urethral obstruction is not uncommon especially in male cats. The urethra of a male cat...