The GOLD STANDARD IN rehabilitation treatments and wellness programmes for dogs

Examples of emergencies

Life threatening examples

  • Heart and breathing stopped
  • Airway obstruction
  • Drowning
  • Electrocution
  • Unconsciousness
  • Conscious collapse with difficulty breathing and bluing of gums
  • Severe haemorrhage
  • Severe burns
  • Poisoning
  • Bloating
  • Acute allergic reaction

Immediate action examples

  • Shock
  • Conscious collapse
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Haemorrhage
  • Fractures with bone ends visible
  • Wounds in close proximity to a fracture site
  • Dislocations
  • Seizures
  • Heatstroke
  • Snake bites

Minor examples

  • Fracture and dislocation
  • Insect stings
  • Severe diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Minor wounds with minimal blood loss
  • Weight bearing lameness
  • Minor burns
  • Mild to moderate vomiting
  • Non haemorrhagic diarrhoea