Ambulance chiefs have revealed some of the daftest 999 calls as they urge patients not to waste NHS time with minor problems.
One Merseyside patient called the emergency services because their pet cat did not look well.
Another phoned 999 because they had a dry mouth, and one woman complained of irritated eyes from false eyelashes she had done five days previously.
One caller had already been taken to hospital by ambulance – but phoned up disgusted at having to sit in the A&E waiting room with other people.
The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said the past couple of weeks had also seen a man phone for help after cutting their finger washing the dishes.
Another man demanded an ambulance because he had been coughing for two weeks.
Source: Woman called 999 because her cat looked sick : Liverpool Echo