Humane Society of Central Illinois

Emergency Situations

The following occurrences may indicate a serious medical emergency. Call a veterinarian immediately.

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Cars are the number one killers of dogs and cats in the U.S. If your pet has been hit, call a veterinarian immediately even if the animal's vital signs appear good. Remember not to give any painkillers such as aspirin without first taking your pet to the vet. If there is direct bleeding, control it by applying direct pressure to the wound. Your vet will instruct you on the proper transportation. In the meantime, keep the pet warm, quiet, and still.