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Difficulty breathing with a blue colored tongue
Swollen or distended abdomen especially associated with vomiting, retching or extreme listlessness
Repeated attempt to urinate in a cat without any urine production
A broken bone associated with being hit by a car or from other trauma
Ingestion of a toxin. Common pet toxins include but are not limited to:
Rat poisons (D-con)
Prescription, over the counter or illegal drugs (BRING THE CONTAINER WITH YOU)
Artificial sweeteners (e.g. xylitol)
Certain household plants (e.g. Easter lillies)
Traumas such as being hit by a car, falling from a height or experiencing a blunt force, even if the animal is not showing any ill effects.
Collapse/inability to stand or walk.
Loss of balance or consciousness, convulsions or seizure activity.
Penetrating wound, such as bite wounds, gunshot or stab wounds.
Bleeding that does not stop within 5 minutes (Apply pressure using a clean cloth while on your way.)
Vomiting or diarrhea with blood.
Heatstroke: heavy panting, weakness, temperature greater than 104 degrees.