FAQs

What is an Emergency?

Dogs & Cats

  • Hit by car, even if your pet appears normal.
  • Uncontrollable bleeding.
  • Ingestion of anti freeze, rat poison, pesticides, etc.
  • Sudden enlarged or bloated abdomen.
  • Sudden collapse.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Non-responsive.
  • Sudden, frequent vomiting.
  • Retching (gagging, inability to vomit).
  • Ingestion of human and/or non-prescribed medication.
  • Over-heated.
  • Sudden loss of appetite.
  • Straining to urinate without producing any urine.
  • Cold to the touch.
  • Prolonged and/or multiple seizures.
  • If dog or cat is in labor weakly straining for more than 3 hours or hard straining for 30 minutes without delivering a puppy or a kitten.
  • Inability to use back legs.

Cats Only

  • Crying out in litter box without producing any urine.

Animal Ages (compared to Humans)

Dog's Age 0-20 lbs 21-50 lbs 51-90 lbs >90 lbs
5 years 36 37 40 42
6 years 40 42 45 49
7 years 44 47 50 56
8 years 48 51 55 64
9 years 52 56 61 71
10 years 56 60 66 78
11 years 60 65 72 86
12 years 64 69 77 93
13 years 68 74 82 101
14 years 72 78 88 108
15 years 76 83 93 115
16 years 80 87 99 123
17 years 84 92 104 -
18 years 88 96 109 -
19 years 92 101 115 -
20 years 96 105 120 -
Cat's Age Human
1 15
2 24
5 36
6 40
7 44
8 48
9 52
10 56
11 60
12 64
13 68
14 72
15 76
16 80
17 84
18 88
19 92
20 96
21 100