I have to travel abroad next week, and I’m worried my cat might die before I get back. What can I do? If you’re going away on holiday and have a long wait before you can rejoin your normal vet service, the last thing you want to be worrying about is where you’re going to find a local emergency vet when you’re miles away. You want a vet nearby who can help your cat at a moment’s notice.
But it’s not always easy to find a good Emergency Vets Glasgow.
For starters, your first port of call should be your regular vet. There should be some sign at your practice or surgery saying where the emergency vets are in your area. Google it and you’ll usually find a list. You can also ask your regular vet or even go to your local radio station.
If you’re not sure which emergency vet is nearest to you, try seeing whether your local animal charity, such as Cats Protection or the RSPCA, has a map listing the nearest animal welfare organizations.
If your local animal rescue charity doesn’t have an online map, contact them directly and ask them if they have an emergency vet.
You need to be prepared to travel long distances. There’s no point looking for emergency vets miles away if you’re going to have to travel the whole way to find one. Some people find it easier to check the local website of the local rescue or wildlife center to find a local vet.
When to call?
If your cat needs immediate attention, the first thing you’ll want to do is ring your vet. If they are open they will know exactly where your local emergency vet is. A vet will need to be able to carry out some checks, so you’ll need to call them ASAP. Ask how soon they can get there and what you can do in the meantime. Your vet should be able to give you an estimated travel time for your cat.
If you’re not sure whether your cat needs urgent treatment, you can give the animal the benefit of the doubt for a day or so. This is because we humans often overreact to health issues. In my book, that’s a great trait to have!
Whether you’re traveling hundreds of miles or just minutes away, please share your experiences. If you’re not sure what emergency vet is nearest to you, why not ask the local animal charity, animal rescue, or charity and ask?
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