EMERGENCY

CONTACTS!

EMERGENCY

SITUATIONS!

SAFETY

TIPS

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

ASPCA POISON CONTROL:  1 888 426 4435

24 HOUR EMERGENCY HOSPITALS

Berks Animal Emerg. & Referral Center ​- 610 775 7535

400 West Lancaster Avenue (Bus. 222) Shillington​, PA 19607

Metropolitan Emergency Service - 610 666 0914

2626 Van Buren Norristown, PA 19403

Valley Central Emergency Hospital - 610 435 1553

210 Fullerton Avenue (off Rt 22) Whitehall, PA 18052​

VRC Speciality Hospital

340 Lancaster Ave Malvern, PA 19355 HOURS: Open 24 – 7 PHONE: 610.647.2950 FAX: 610.296.3835

Hope Veterinarian Specialists - 610 296 2099 

40 Three Tun Road Malvern, PA 19355​

CARES - 215 750 2774

2010 Cabot Boulevard, West Suite D Langhorne, PA 19047

Hickory Veterinary Hospital - 610 828 3054 

2303 Hickory Road Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

University of Pennsylvania - 215 746 8911

39th & Spruce Streets Philadelphia, PA 

Veterinary Specialty of Delaware - 302 691 3647 

1212 E. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804​

Vet Specialty & Emergency Center - 215 750 7884 

1900 West Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA 19047

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EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

  • Breathing difficulties or labored breathing​

  • Bloating (enlarged abdomen) 

  • Heatstroke - body temp over 104 F 

  • Unable to urinate (bloody or painful); (NOTE: No urine in 24 hours is life-threatening) ​​​ 

  • Pain or Lameness (unable to use leg) 

  • Seizure or Fainting ​​ 

  • ​Vomiting/Diarrhea w/ blood or violent episodes 

  • Swallowing poisons (Rx meds, chemicals, chocolate, rat poison - ASPCA 

  • POISON CONTROL 888.426.4435

  • Bleeding that does not stop 

  • Eye Problems 

  • Hit by a car or major trauma

  • Hives or Facial Swelling

  • Straining to delivery puppies or kittens 

  • Loss of Balance/Consciousness

  • Swallowed Object/Foreign Body

  • Wounds (Bite or Penetrating)

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ADDITIONAL

CONTACTS & SERVICES !

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS
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FROSTBITE

Signs

Symptoms to look for if your pet has been outdoors and you suspect it may be suffering from frostbite.

  • Ice on body and limbs

  • Shivering

  • Tissues are bright red followed by pale color( vasoconstriction) to black color (death of tissue/ sloughing of skin)

First Aid

  • Warm the affected area rapidly with warm water using towels or warmed ice packs.

  • If it is a limb or paw that is frozen, soak it only in a bath or bowl of warm water.

  • Dry gently after you have the warmed the area.

  • Do not rub or massage the frozen tissue

  • Do not apply snow or ice

  • Do not immerse your pet completely in a bath this will cause the body temperature to decrease and cause hypothermia.

 

Prevent self-trauma

When the tissues are warmed it may cause some discomfort to your pet. The same also occurs when tissues are dead.

  • Wrap your pet in a blanket to prevent self-trauma and keep him or her warm.

  • Seek Veterinary care. Secondary infections can sometimes result from gangrene tissues.

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Grooming & Training ​Whoodles

Laura L. Myers,

Leesport, PA , ​484 671 2571

Horseshoeing & Trimming 

Tim Hussman, Bernville, PA

610 739 9715

Oley Valley Feed, Inc.

Oley, PA

610 987 3568​​

 

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

In-home hospice and euthanasia

Becky Frank, DVM, Amy Parrish, BVMS 

Kutztown, PA, ​717 388 4818

 

Large Animal ​Home Euthanasia​​ Resource

Equine & Farm Practice - ​Dennis C. Hoshall, DVM 

​Oley, PA ​

610 987 3455 or 610 372 5404​

 

Additional in-home euthanasia contacts:

Pets in Peace - (215) 805-3625 

Dr. Kathryn Reilly

petsinpeacellc@gmail.com

Location Harleysville - will only travel 45 min from home location

 

Dr. Sam's Veterinary Housecalls - (484) 809-9838

- Samantha Ottinger, DVM

Sam.Ottinger@gmail.com

Allentown area

 

Exotics and Birds can be referred to:

Kutztown Animal & Bird Hospital 

(610) 683-5353

- Fax - (610) 683-6172

 

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Six Cold Weather Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats    

By Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

"Brrrrrrrrr. With temperature in some parts of the country hitting 20• or below, it’s pretty cold even for your household pets. Here are some tips for cold weather safety for dogs and cats.

Tip 1:  In cold weather most dogs and cats should be kept inside. Some long-haired double-coated dogs such as Alaskan Huskies can do well in freezing temperature if they have a well-enclosed dog house filled with clean insulating straw, are used to the cold weather, are not too young or too old, get a special high-calorie diet and are closely monitored while others with a more meager coat, inadequate shelter, inadequate diet or an inability to thermo-regulate efficiently will freeze or become hypothermic or develop frostbite, especially on the tips of their ears and tail.

Tip 2:  Check your car before you start it. Cats are resourceful at finding warm places. So if left outside in the cold, they may hide under the hood of your car. As a result when someone starts the motor, the cat gets injured or killed.

Tip 3:  Remember the sweaters and jackets for short-haired dogs going on walks, especially if they spend time standing still. In general if they are shivering outside or tucking their rear end and looking miserable and you’re cold and need a special winter coat, your thin-furred dog may need one too.

Tip 4:  Avoid leaving pets in the car when it’s really cold. Without heating, the car turns into a virtual refrigerator.

Tip 5:  Salt and other chemicals used to de-ice the streets can be irritating to your pet’s paws and if ingested can cause ulcers and irritation of the esophagus and mouth. So wash their feet and any other place you see salt with warm water when they come back in. If you train your dog to wear protective dog booties on walks, the booties will protect against the salt and can also help prevent foot injuries caused by running in sharp ice.

Tip 6:  Don’t let pets eat snow. The snow can have toxic chemicals such as car antifreeze which can cause vomiting, kidney failure and death. If you catch your pet eating colored snow, take him to the vet for immediate care."

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