We provide 24/7 emergency care to your pets
Only the best for your pets
We have a team of vets and nurses available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This means our doors are never closed in case of an emergency and you can be reassured that your pet can be seen by a member of our team in familiar surroundings what ever the time of day or night.
It also means that should your pet need to have a sleep over with us for any reason, you can rest assured that there will always be a trained team member on site to make them comfortable and tend to their needs.
Tel 01942 417800
What is an EMERGENCY?
As pet owners ourselves we know that our 4 legged (and sometimes 2 legged) pets often cause us concern in the middle of the night, or on bank holidays!
So we compiled a list of problems that we class as true emergencies which require immediate veterinary attention, we use this list in the surgery and thought you may find it useful too.
This list intended to help, not scare you!
This list is not exhaustive, and is not in any order of importance – each problem is as much an emergency as the others
- Collapse (if your pet is collapsed and unable to rise or respond to you)
- Breathing difficulties (if you pet is showing any problems breathing)
- Panting in cats (this is a sign of breathing difficulties in this species)
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Fitting (especially if it goes on for more than a few minutes, or if there are multiple fits)
- Swollen Abdomen (swollen tummies)
- Rabbits that are not eating or passing pellets
- Continual Vomiting (persistent vomiting)
- Dogs which are trying to be sick but are not able to
- Eyes which are not open, have popped out, look blue (where normally they are clear – it stops you being able to see the iris and pupil as normal), or if there is something in the eye (a foreign body)
- Extreme pain – especially if the pet is vocalising (crying in pain)
- Suddenly unable to stand on one or more legs
- Road Traffic Accident (even if your pet seems ok)
- If you think your pet has been shot, or suffered another type of trauma (fall, kick etc)
- If you think your pet has been poisoned
- If you think you pet has eaten something that could be toxic (e.g. human drugs, tobacco, chocolate etc)
- If you pet has a large wound
- If you cat (especially male cats) looks to be constipated – sitting and straining either in the litter tray, or around the house, or is not able to pass urine
- If you dog is unable to pass urine.
- Problems giving birth.
If you are not sure if your pet needs urgent veterinary attention then please call us on 01942 417800 and we will be able to advise you further.
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WALTER LEIGH WAY SURGERY
Walter Leigh Way
Leigh WN7 3GP
WE OFFER A 24HR SERVICE
Consultations by appointment
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 6.30pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10.00am-4.00pm
Outside of these consulting hours we will continue to provide our 24/7 emergency care to your pets, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Surcharges apply for out of hours service
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