What is an Emergency?

We are here to serve. Any time you have a concern about your pet’s health or well-being, please call us. We are here to help you determine the best course of action you should take for your pet’s care.

It’s okay to call.

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Remember, you know your pet better than anyone else. If you notice your pet behaving in a way that’s unusual, or if something just doesn’t seem right, you may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem. To find out, you can call your regular veterinarian, or Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care. By answering a few questions, you will provide the necessary information that will tell the doctor if you should bring your pet in right away, or whether you can wait for an examination during normal office hours. Even if you find out nothing’s wrong, you’ll be glad to have your mind at ease.

Definite emergencies.

In critical emergencies, every second counts. Please let us know as quickly as you can so we can be as prepared as possible for your pet’s arrival.

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  • Your pet has been experienced some kind of trauma, such as being hit by a car or a blunt object or falling more than a few feet.
  • Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth or there is blood in her urine or feces.
  • You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication that wasn’t prescribed to her, or household cleansers.
  • Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining to urinate, or is unable to.
  • Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize.
  • Your pet collapses or suddenly can’t stand up.
  • Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented.
  • You can see irritation or injury to your pet’s eyes, or she suddenly seems to become blind.
  • Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or she’s gagging and trying to vomit.
  • You see symptoms of heatstroke.
  • Your pet isn’t breathing or you can’t feel a heartbeat.
  • Your pet is unconscious and won’t wake up.
  • Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, or she is vomiting blood.
  • You suspect any broken bones.
  • Your pet is having trouble breathing or has something stuck in her throat.
  • Your pet has had or is having a seizure.
  • Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.

Hospital Hours

  • Open 24 hours a day every day of the year to better serve your pet’s emergency and urgent care needs.


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Contact Animal Poison Control if You Think Your Pet Ingested Something Toxic: