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In partnership with an emergency service, the clinic takes your calls 7 days a week, including Sundays and public holidays. We can also arrange for an emergency vet to come to your home to look after your pet in its familiar surroundings.

Veterinary emergencies include all life-threatening emergencies. Respiratory distress, heatstroke, poisoning, street accidents, but also difficult childbirth or paralysis, our team is at your side in these serious situations that could put your pet's life at risk.

However, we do not welcome animals 24 hours a day, but outside our opening hours we do offer our customers a high-quality emergency service to meet their needs as effectively as possible.

We know how much your four-legged friend means to you and your family. You care for them and worry about their health. You expect your vet to provide effective monitoring and sound advice, as well as optimal responsiveness and a reliable diagnosis in the event of a major problem.
That's why we guarantee to use all our skills in the service of your pet's health. Choosing emergency veterinary care at Chahuahua in Nice means entrusting your pet's health to a team of experts in animal care, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and committed to animal welfare.

And because emergency detection is often crucial, do you know how to recognise the warning signs of a serious health problem in your pet? How can you optimise your intervention prior to transport to the veterinary clinic? What kind of care can you expect at our clinic?


Answers to your questions

What are the signs of an emergency in your pet?

As an owner, changes in your pet's behaviour are always a source of worry and stress. It's vital to be able to detect the early signs of a rapidly progressing illness, or the signs of poisoning, so as not to jeopardise your pet's chances of recovery. In the event of a road accident or an injury causing heavy bleeding, your pet's prognosis could be life-threatening, and the sooner you react, the more chance your pet has of being saved. Other indicators of a problem in your pet are unfortunately much more insidious, but reveal a pathology that needs to be treated as a matter of urgency.

How can you distinguish between a life-threatening emergency and a problem to be dealt with during a general consultation? What are the signs that require an emergency consultation with your vet in Nice?

  • inability to move around, lethargy ;
  • loss of consciousness;
  • muscle tremors or convulsions;
  • a state of disorientation (the animal staggers, bumps into something);
  • difficulty breathing, laboured breathing, pronounced panting;
  • a distended or hard abdomen;
  • wounds, open wounds, fractures;
  • choking, an object stuck in the throat;
  • signs of pain: complaints, lameness, anxiety;
  • the presence of blood in the urine or faeces;
  • difficulty in urinating or defecating;
  • bleeding from all sources;
  • ingestion of toxic products;
  • drug overdose;
  • vomiting containing blood, very frequent and persistent despite diet, accompanied by a drop in general condition and the presence of other symptoms;
  • diarrhoea lasting more than 24 hours in a young or old animal, on an unvaccinated animal;
  • a refusal to drink for more than 24 hours;
  • refusal to eat for more than 48 hours;
  • fever (over 38.5° for dogs and cats)
  • gums of a colour other than pink;
  • an animal that drools excessively;
  • eye irritation or injury, closed eye.

Take into account the dog's age, gestation in females, the multiplication of symptoms and a rapidly deteriorating general condition.

How do you react in an emergency?

Stay calm: as far as possible, do not communicate your stress to the animal.

Keep the animal safe until it can be transported or until the vet arrives: in the event of an accident on the public highway, it is often essential to move the animal away from the risk area. If the animal tries to run away, you will need to contain it, using a blanket for example.

Protecting yourself : An injured animal often reacts aggressively, so it's vital to protect yourself from any bites or scratches by using restraints or a makeshift muzzle.

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Contact the veterinary clinic for quick advice on the situation, help with assessment, or to let them know you're coming. To avoid panicking and spreading yourself too thin, it's important to always carry useful emergency numbers with you, whether you're at home or out and about with your pet. This will save you precious minutes, which can be crucial to your pet's future health.

Act quickly using first aid techniques :

  • lay the animal flat on a blanket, moving it as little as possible to make it easier to transport;
  • loosen the collar to make breathing easier, but do not remove it;
  • in the event of major haemorrhage, compress the wound with a clean cloth;
  • do not make the animal drink or attempt to induce vomiting;
  • carefully remove any visible object from the animal's mouth;
  • cover it up, except in the event of heatstroke;
  • Cool him with wet cloths and place him in a cool place in case of heatstroke;
  • talk to him calmly, reassure him;

Manage transport:

  • A small animal will be placed in a basket or crate, while a larger animal will be placed in the boot of a car on a blanket to make it easier to move;
  • do not give any medication without veterinary advice;
  • bring the packaging of any ingested product.

Keep a first-aid kit at home or in the boot of the car when travelling: torch, tweezers, round-tipped scissors, thermometer, sterile compresses, plasters, cotton wool, Velpeau bandages, disinfectant solution, hydrogen peroxide, lead, latex gloves, muzzle or strap, blanket.

Dealing with veterinary emergencies at Chahuahua in Nice.

In an emergency, The Chahuahua veterinary clinic guarantees you a warm welcome and fast, optimal care. We provide an emergency service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, including Sundays and public holidays, to provide the best possible response to all vital emergencies likely to affect your pet.

What treatment can you expect when you contact the veterinary emergency service at Chahuahua in Nice?

An initial telephone call will make it easier to organise your arrival with an animal in a life-threatening emergency: we'll prepare the equipment and come and help you unload an animal that's too big for you to handle.

Emergency consultation : we review with you the circumstances of an accident, the symptoms observed, current treatment and any first aid measures applied. If necessary, we can schedule further tests.

Additional examinations : Our vets, all graduates of the École Nationale Vétérinaire, use high-tech equipment to refine the diagnosis. We carry out radiographic and ultrasound examinations, endoscopies and blood tests. We also perform orthopaedic and visceral surgery.

Hospitalisation : It is often essential following an emergency operation. We guarantee to welcome your faithful companions in a calm and reassuring environment. Our veterinary nurse, supported by a vet, will monitor and care for your pet. We will keep you regularly informed of the state of your pet's health, and consult you before making any decisions regarding the care provided.

We offer emergency veterinary visits in Nice to your home if the animal cannot be transported or if you are unable to travel.





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