We sincerely hope you will not have to seek emergency service, though you should be familiar with our procedures in the event it becomes necessary.
Perry Vet maintains a 24/7, 365 days, large animal emergency service. If you are a current client and believe you have an emergency please call 585-237-5550.
- For a life-threatening emergency during the day, be sure to call us in advance so we can prepare for your arrival and give your pet top priority.
- After hours, if you feel your pet’s condition cannot wait until we re-open, call the clinic and you will be provided with instructions on how to proceed.
Perry office, (585) 237-5550
Batavia office, (585) 343-4046
Livonia office, (585) 346-2140
Yorkshire office, (716) 492-5550
Common pet emergencies
- Seizures or collapse
- Difficulty breathing or excessive panting
- Abnormal gum color (pale, bluish/gray, bright red)
- Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
- Wounds, Trauma, or Abnormal Bleeding
- Disorientation, Lethargy, or Weakness
- Allergic Reactions
- Lameness or fractures
- Abnormal urination behavior
- Abnormal skin appearance
If you feel that your pet is experiencing distress or abnormal behavior, please call us immediately.
By knowing what’s normal in your pet, like body temperature or mucous membrane color, you can better tell if your pet needs medical care. Here are some norms to consider:
Body temperature in animals is taken rectally. The normal body temperature for a dog or cat is 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. If your pet has a temperature less than 99 or over 104, contact us immediately.
Mucous Membrane Color
The most commonly examined mucous membranes are the gums. The color of the gums is a good indicator of blood perfusion and oxygenation. The normal gum color is pink. If your pet has pigmented gums, lowering the eyelid can also give you an indicator of mucous membrane color. Pale, white, bluish/ lavender or yellow gums are cause for concern and you should contact us immediately.