Emergency Pet Care

Whether your pet has an injury, illness, or simply isn’t acting right, you can come to us during our regular office hours for timely medical care. When time is of the essence, our veterinary team is equipped and ready to help you and your pet through what could be a very stressful experience. If possible, call us before you arrive so we can prepare a room for your pet and receive them immediately.

What Does an Emergency Look Like?

No two pet emergencies are the same, and sometimes, they might not be obvious at all. Here are some of the most common symptoms/situations that warrant emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chronic coughing/wheezing/panting
  • Seizures
  • Collapse
  • Unable to stand or walk
  • Bleeding from the nose, ears, or rectum
  • Broken bones
  • Bite/puncture wounds
  • Ingested something poisonous
  • Chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Straining to urinate or pass stool (or both)
  • Blood in stool/vomit
  • Has not touched food and/or water for 24 hours
  • Fever
  • Shaking uncontrollably
  • Stomach feels hard and bloated
  • Sitting with head pressed against the wall
  • Appears wobbly and disoriented
  • Fell from high up
  • Hit by a car
  • Sustained an injury to the eye

For After-Hours Emergency Pet Care

If our clinic is closed, you’re not out of emergency care options. If need be, you can contact or take your pet directly to the Veterinary Specialty Center. They provide 24-hour emergency and critical care for pets and have an extensive emergency veterinary staff.