Central Maui Animal Clinic is open 24 hours a day/365 days a year if your pet has an emergency.
CALL (808) 893-2380
Please have basic information about your pet (dog/cat, breed, sex, spayed/neutered, age, size) to tell the veterinarian or assistant.
Giving clear, concise information can be greatly helpful to us in trying to assist you and your pet.
Services for emergencies include things like:
Complete intensive care unit (ICU) laboratory for pets
24-hour ICU monitoring by veterinary nurses trained in critical care, surgery, and internal medicine
Emergency surgical service
But the big question is, how do you know if your pet is in need of emergencymedical care?
We always say, "You know your pet best", so if you are concerned, please call us immediately.
What are some common conditions/signs that may require emergency care?
Vomiting or diarrhea
Trouble or difficulty breathing
Swollen or distended abdomen
Allergic reaction, such as hives or swelling
Trouble or difficulty urinating or defecating
Poison or toxic liquid/substance ingestion
Dystocia (difficulty or trouble giving birth)
Trauma, including injuries caused by a car, bite, bullet, knife, fall or burn
Neurological diseases such as seizures, difficulty or inability to walk, collapse or lack of responsiveness
Abnormal or extended recovery from recent anesthesia or a surgical procedure
Shock (signs can include weakness, pale mucous membranes in pet’s mouth, cold extremities and an abnormal heart rate)
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Central Maui Animal Clinic: (808) 893-2380
What is the main problem you are concerned about?
How long has the problem been going on?
What is the severity or frequency of symptoms?
(Generally, we do not recommend medications to pets we have not seen before.)
Multiple problems or indications of severe disease (coma, weakness, seizures)
may indicate that your pet needs to be seen on an emergency basis.
Here are a few things we can recommend without seeing a patient.
Please remember you are responsible for assessing your pet, and always call if signs worsen.
In an animal acting generally perky, without repeated vomiting, and which has not been anorexic,withhold food and water for several hours.
If vomiting stops, start back with small amounts of water and bland diet.
If good appetite, no vomiting, perky, no fever, feed your pet a bland diet and bring in fecal sample.
If no fever or weakness, not having difficulty breathing, pink gums and no history of heart disease,
it is probably not an emergency but should be seen within 24-48 hours.
Bee sting or allergic reaction:
If alert and active, not having problems breathing, you can give 1 mg per pound Benadryl (capsules are 25 mg).
It can also be helpful to assess certain physical parameters at home so you can give us more information.
normal is 100 F - 102.5 F
abnormal = rapid, labored, noisy or coughing
normal = pink
abnormal = white, blue or yellow
decreased or anorexic
Abdominal distension or pain:
vomit, diarrhea, blood in vomit or stool
straining or blood in urine
coma or agitation, blindness, seizures, unable to walk
wounds, swellings, lameness
insect bite, ingestion or exposure to poison
We will also need the following information from you:
list of medications including aspirin, any previous illness or surgery, vaccine history & information on any pregnancies
Our goal is to do our best to care for your pet and you!