What constitutes an emergency that needs immediate care?

Please be aware: Lockwood Veterinary Group will not tolerate rude, disrespectful or aggressive behaviour from any of our clients.

If any of the below apply to your pet, contact us IMMEDIATELY so we can direct you to your nearest available practice.


•  Breathing difficulties
•  Open wound injuries
•  Trauma (e.g. car accidents)
•  Male cats struggling in the litter tray to pass urine
•  Rabbits neglecting food
•  Swallowing hazards ie. toys/clothes
•  Ingestion of poisonous/harmful substances
•  Eye problems
•  Vomiting or diarrhoea especially if your pet appears quiet or depressed or if it is going on for a long time (more than 24 hours)
•  Swollen abdomen or retching (especially large dogs)
•  Loss of thirst & appetite
•  Struggling to give birth
•  Seizures
•  Significant weakness or collapse
•  Flystrike
•  Struggling to urinate
•  Acute severe lameness