Collapsed Dogs – Help! My dog can’t get up
There are a number of reasons why a dog will not stand up – pain (mobility pain or internal pain) is the leading cause. Any dog that suddenly cannot stand up or walk should receive medical attention that same day, especially if also off-food, and ASAP if vocalising or distressed.
Do you have a big dog that is collapsed, unable to stand?
Is your dog too heavy for you to carry or get to a veterinary clinic?
Is your regular vet unable to provide a home visit for you in this situation?
We understand the challenges and anxiety in getting a big, collapsed dog to a vet, and for this reason have extended our palliative care services to include home visits for collapsed dogs in our inner serviced area.
We allocate up to 90 minutes for this consultation in which we will assess your dog, determine the likely cause of the collapse, and discuss the options available. We will provide analgesic injections which can provide some pain relief in as little as 20 minutes.
The follow-on plan will depend on the cause of your dog’s collapse and your wishes for ongoing care or investigations. Sadly, some elderly big dogs that suddenly collapse have serious internal disease and some of these consultations become palliative care consultations.
– WE ARE NOT AN AMBULANCE OR TRANSPORT SERVICE and do not transport animals to veterinary clinics
– WE ARE NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE and may not be able to provide an immediate home visit
– If your dog is in pain, we will do our utmost to see to you same-day, until 9pm Mon-Fri / 7pm Sat-Sun, or provide alternate options for you
– We do not provide home visits after 9pm (Mon – Fri) or 7pm (Sat-Sun)