Handling pet emergencies
What to in an emergency:
Try to remain calm
Remaining calm will help you to better focus on what you need to do to get help for your pet and help your pet to remain calm as well.
If possible, call Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center at 916-362-3111 first to describe the nature of your pet’s problem.
Our staff will give you instructions on how to handle your pet while en route and give you directions to the hospital. They will also alert our medical staff of your pet’s emergency.
Use absolute caution when handling and moving your pet.
When injured and scared, even a loving pet may bite. If in doubt, gently place a towel or blanket over his or her head, making certain to provide good air circulation for breathing. This will help settle the animal.