Certain situations can arise in which your pet’s health is at urgent risk. Our veterinarians will be here for you in order to help handle those emergency situations. Our doctors are trained to handle any emergencies that may occur during our business hours and if intensive care or specialist care is needed for your pet, our doctors and staff are able to stabilize them and refer you to a critical care specialist or 24-hour emergency hospital.

Emergency situations can include traumatic injuries or illnesses of all kinds. Some of these may include:   

  • Poisonings such as your pet consuming a toxic plant, rat/mouse bait, chemical burns or eating chocolate or grapes
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Seizures or coma
  • Diabetic Crises
  • Sudden or Severe illness
  • Trauma such as being hit by a car or breaking a leg

It can be hard sometimes to decipher what is considered an emergency and what can wait. Below is a list of situations which would be considered an emergency and your pet should be seen immediately:

  • Prolonged heat exposure, overheating, or heat stroke
  • Bleeding or unexplained bruising
  • Difficulties breathing or severe coughing
  • Serious wound
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Suspected broken limb
  • Signs of extreme pain
  • Inability to move or sudden weakness
  • Blood in vomit, feces, or urine
  • Any injury to the eye
  • Severe vomiting, retching, or diarrhea
  • Ingestion of a foreign object, drug, poison, or unknown substance
  • Swollen, hard, or painful abdomen
  • Straining to urinate, especially in male cats
  • Labor is not progressing
  • Unusual or erratic behavior

If you are concerned at any time about your pet, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are happy to counsel you on the best course of action for you and your pet.