Emergencies & first aid

Unfortunately emergencies do happen, usually when you are least expecting it. Here you'll find some advice from our out of hours vets to help you prepare for and deal with an emergency.

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Most common emergencies in cats, and how to deal with them

These are some of the most common emergencies that occur in cats and some general advice on how to deal with them.  Always seek veterinary advice if you are concerned about your cat.

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Common emergencies in kittens
Common emergencies in kittens

Kittens can have many of the health conditions of adult cats but there are a number of conditions more common or severe in kittens.

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Pet emergencies: what to do & what not to do

Emergencies normally happen when you are least expecting them. Knowing what to do and what not to do can make a difference to saving your pet’s life.

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Preparing for a pet emergency

Here are a few things to consider in advance so you are as prepared as possible to deal with an emergency, should one occur.  Knowing what to do and what not to do can make a difference to saving your pet’s life.

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What to include in your pet first aid kit

Unfortunately in many cases of accident or injury, your pet will need to be seen by a veterinary surgeon. However there are steps you can take to provide first aid to your pet and enable you to transport them in as comfortable manner as possible.

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What to expect if your pet needs to visit an out of hours vet

Increasingly out of hours veterinary care is provided by a dedicated team of vets and nurses that only work at night, weekends and bank holidays.

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The most avoidable pet emergencies

Sadly accidents can happen but with a little common sense and informed decision making regarding your pet’s health, hopefully you can keep emergency trips to the vets to a minimum.

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Our most common pet emergencies

It can be difficult to know when your pet’s health problem is life threatening and needs emergency treatment. Here we reveal the most common emergencies we see at Vets Now.

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