In addition to obvious breathing problems, a pet suffering from a respiratory emergency can also appear disoriented due to oxygen deprivation. Reddened gums are another sign that oxygen isn’t getting to the lungs. Bring your pet to Urgent Pet Care immediately so we can determine the underlying cause of the problem as quickly and accurately as possible. Your emergency veterinarian in Omaha NE can administer oxygen right away while also listening to our pet’s lungs and performing diagnostic imaging to look for suspected blockages, lung infections or heart problems. Medications can be prescribed to arrest allergic reactions, fight infections, deactivate poisons, or cool down a critically overheated animal. We can even perform emergency surgery to remove a tumor, acute injury or foreign obstruction.