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Potential medical emergencies that may require immediate veterinary intervention

The following are some of the symptoms of potentially serious problems, so if you observe any of these signs you should call your veterinary practice for advice in case of a potential emergency:

Signs of illness that may require less urgent veterinary diagnosis and treatment

If you observe the following symptoms or any change in your dog's normal behaviour, call your veterinary practice to discuss the symptoms and they will tell you whether to make a non-emergency appointment or whether you need to bring the dog in immediately as an urgent case.  Keep a note of all the symptoms and take these with you to your consultation. Please note that some of these symptoms in isolation may not indicate a problem.

PLEASE NOTE: These lists are not complete, so if you are in any doubt about your dog's welfare, do not hesitate to call your veterinary practice to report the symptoms and seek advice.