You NEED to Know About These 5 Pet Emergencies (Breathing & Digestion)


It’s time to save your pet’s life! In this episode we’ll be talking about the
top signs of breathing and digestion emergencies.>>VO: This episode of Cone of Shame is brought
to you by Kinn Kleanbowl. [Music]>>VO: And now, your host, the vet who knows>>VO: a thing or two about bloating>>VO: Dr. Andy Roark! [Music] How do we know if we’ve got a full-fledged emergency
on our hands? Let’s check out my top 5 signs for breathing
and digestion emergencies. When is vomiting or diarrea an emergency?>>Stephen: When you’re on a date!>>Meg: When you can’t clean the mess up before
they make another one! When it goes on for an extended period of
time, like more than 24 hours and there is an additional clinical
sign like weakness, lethargy, pain, or if you see any
blood. Ewww. My rule is this. If your pet vomits more than
3 times, call your vet and ask for advice. If you vomit more than 3 times, don’t call
your vet. Just lay off the tequila maybe. Also, if your dog or cat loves eating more
than life itself and they stop, that’s serious. If your pet has a painful or bloated belly
along with any of these signs, head straight to the vet. [Elevator music] If you see these signs, it may be due to a
condition where air becomes trapped in the stomach and the stomach
twists over on itself. It’s a condition called GDV, or bloat. It’s common in large breed dogs that are deep
chested. GDV is a life-threatening condition that requires
immediate medical care. Anytime your pet is struggling to breathe,
that’s an emergency. If your pets gums are blue or purple you should
already be at the vet. Signs of a breathing problem include: [Elevator music] That’s right. A complete stop in breathing
is on there. Because some people… If you think there is something in your pet’s
throat, don’t try to get it out. You might just make
it worse. Just get to your vet. Seriously. Get your hand out of your pet’s
throat. I’m looking at you lion tamer.>>Lion Tamer: Sorry! [Lion roar] Not to mention, you might accidentally grab
ahold of part of your pet. Please don’t remove parts of your pet. The color of your pet’s gums is important. Pale gums can be a sign of anemia or internal
bleeding. Blue gums, an oxygenation problem or problems
breathing or something with the lungs. Bright red gums, systemic infection or shock. Yellow gums, liver disease or a liver problem. Glowing gums? Your pet may be an alien. If you see any of these colors, especially
if you see them with other signs of illness or a behavior change,
that’s an emergency. Also, if your pet is an alien, go to the vet. Even if he’s healthy, because c’mon we want
to see it because that’s awesome. [music] Today’s program is brought to you by Kinn,
makers of the Kleanbowl. The Kleanbowl, which ensures that your pet’s
food and water taste and smell their best. And the clean, germ-free, eco-friendly Nourish-Pet
refill bowls, made from compostable sugarcane fiber, save
you time, water, and electricity. Kleanbowl. Convenient pet nutrition and health. Thank you for watching! Pease help me help
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comments section below and until next time, let’s be the people that our pets deserve. [music]

15 thoughts on “You NEED to Know About These 5 Pet Emergencies (Breathing & Digestion)

  1. Another excellent video with important facts delivered in your signature fashion (I think it's become a "signature fashion" now…LOL). Honestly, it's always easier to learn when information is presented in a way which catches your attention… and you do that Dr. Roark. Thanks also for the laughs…. great way to start off my day…I have learned NOT to have coffee or any other liquids near the computer while watching though. Love these!

  2. I love these videos SO much!  I assume that is your lovely wife who always plays 'the cat' 🙂
    My son's puppy, an English Mastiff currently has diarrhea (sp?) so I sent this to him!  I always worry SO much about bloat, our 'kids' are smallish, a mini Aussie and a border-Aussie at 28 and 35 pounds respectively, and I hear it is worse for big dogs, but it scares me none-the-less.  Thank you for the GUM info, very nice to have!  Just thank you for everything doc!

  3. thanx so much for this wonderful site. Dr. Roark, luv yr sense of humor, pet luvers always need to have some laughs. 

  4. Another great episode of Cone of Shame! I post it on my Facebook hospital page every week! You did spell diarrhea wrong though, lol!

  5. Loved the video. Just one thing, when you have the print on the screen, next time you should also say it too. I didn't have my glasses on so I couldn't read it. Other wise loved it, thank you very much.

  6. Love the video! Hate the product that sponsored it – disposable plates for pets? Really?  Is no one worried about our environment? Wash the bowls in water people – NO ONE is that busy…but I do love your videos 🙂

  7. Just stumbled on these videos and I love them. When you spoke about GDV you kinda of struck a sour note. I lost a furry family member to GDV and Heart Failure a year ago.

  8. My dog had pail gums and she got very sick and was going to die so we put her down

    One of the hardest things I have done

    I still cry???? I miss her

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