Emergency Advice

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What do I do if my pet has an accident?

FIRST AID

First thing to remember is DON'T PANIC

DON'T GIVE ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK UNLESS THE VET TELLS YOU TO DO SO
  • Life-threatening emergencies need speedy action BUT Don't let 'heroism' interfere with common sense. There are ways that you can prepare for emergencies, and first aid can often save life.
  • Keep the name, address and telephone number of your own vet next to the phone. Our emergency service will always be contactable via the normal telephone number 01388 602707 without being redirected via and answering machine, please allow longer for the phone to be answered as there is a limited number of staff working through the night. Keep a working pen and paper by the phone to take down instructions if necessary. Don't dash along to the practice without telephoning first. It may be vital for us to give advice, or get the operating theatre prepared.
  • Keep a Pet First Aid kit at home and with you when you are travelling.