Our hospital offers emergency care. If you suspect your pet may be having a medical crisis, err on the side of caution and seek medical attention immediately. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist your pet when it is needed most.
Any of the following situations can be considered an emergency:
Ingestion of a foreign object, drug, poison or unknown substance*
Bleeding or unexplained bruising
Blood in vomit, feces, and/or urine
Severe vomiting, retching, and/or diarrhea
Swollen, hard, or painful abdomen or unproductive retching
Any injury to the eyes
Loss of consciousness
Inability to move or sudden weakness
Unusual or erratic behavior
Signs of extreme pain
Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
Labor that does not progress
Prolonged heat exposure, overheating, or heat stroke
Trauma (hit by car, fall)
Allergic reaction (facial swelling, difficulty breathing)
Any signs of respiratory difficulty (increased respiratory effort, coughing, wheezing)
When en route to our hospital, it is very helpful to contact us while in transit with your estimated time of arrival (ETA). By calling ahead, the hospital's emergency team may also be able to give helpful advice for your pet, including techniques for controlling bleeding, covering and protecting wounds, slowly cooling a heatstroke victim and safely transporting an injured animal.
*If your pet has ingested a possible or known toxin, please bring the packaging of the toxic substance with you.