What is an Emergency?
How soon do I need to call a vet?
Reprinted by kind permission of Dr. Dan Jordan
Animal Avian Hospital of the Village
2422 Robinhood, Houston, TX 77005
713-524-3800

With any of these problems or symptoms, call immediately:
  • Broken limbs
  • Any bleeding that cannot be stopped immediately with Kwik-stop
  • Burns
  • Seizures
  • Any loss of consciousness
  • Known poisoning
  • Animal attacks
  • Shock
  • Broken or bleeding beak
  • Listlessness or unresponsiveness
With any of these problems or symptoms, call the same day:
  • Eye problems (injuries, infections)
  • Appetite Loss
  • Poor coordination, dizziness
  • Regurgitation (not related to breeding behavior)
  • Straining to defecate
  • Labored breathing
  • Egg-binding or prolapse
With any of these problems or symptoms, call within 48 hours:
  • Discharge fron nostrils
  • Wet sneezes
  • Diarrhea or runny stools
  • Lameness
  • Any significant change in activity level or play activity
  • Increased sleeping
  • Sudden onset picking, plucking, or scratching
Emergency First Aid

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