In Emergency

To visit the SASH Sydney Emergency page, click on the image above.

To visit the SASH Central Coast Emergency page, click on the image above.


When should I bring my pet to emergency?

Call if you are unsure, but some of the reasons you might bring your pet to emergency include:

  • Changes to breathing (faster breathing, breathing harder, panting excessively)
  • Snake bites
  • Paralysis ticks
  • Overheating
  • Excessive coughing, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Straining to urinate or defecate
  • Collapsing or severe weakness/fatigue
  • Paralysis or inability to move normally
  • Ingesting poisons such as: rat bait, snail or slug bait, antifreeze, human or pet prescription medication, chocolate, macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins or sultanas
  • Trauma such as being hit by a car, falling off a balcony or dog or cat fights
  • Vomiting blood
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Distress or drooling after eating a bone or other object
  • Eating a fishhook or anything not meant to be ingested
  • Any condition causing excessive pain