Absolutely. And most people kind of know where the emergency vet is. But when you are in that sort of situation, it's hard to remember any of that. So, excellent that you had that. A lot of vets now will actually give you an ID card with your pet on it that has the emergency clinic information on that. So it's always a good idea to keep that with you.
And an easy thing to do is just put it in your phone. Save “Pet 911” with the number in there. Even if you don’t remember it, you can call it. So that is an important thing. But also, again, some of the signs you saw ... What if you hadn’t seen Fenway get stung by a bee?
Pale gums are a sign that a dog is going into shock or is possibly bleeding somewhere. Are there any wounds? Are there any sore areas? Because the dog can get hit by a car and come in the house, and you really don’t know it unless you actually know your dog and know to look for things that are wrong.
Is there any limping? Could there be any broken bones? Do you see blood anywhere? Are they panting a lot like they are in pain?
Is your pet vomiting or having diarrhea? Could they have gotten into a toxin? Chocolate will make them sick, certain plants or vegetables as we talked about earlier. So knowing what’s abnormal for your dog is going to let you know whether it’s an emergency or not that needs attention.