What is considered and emergency?
Many things may constitute an emergency and many things are able to wait until morning. This list may help you determine what needs to be seen quickly. This is not a complete list and you will have to use your judgement. You can call the emergency number and ask if they feel it is an emergency, also.
- Hit by car: animals can go into shock or have internal injuries that you may not recognize at the time of the accident
- Sudden Paralysis of the any of the legs
- Acute blindness
- Bleeding that will not stop or bleeding from a deep wound
- Vomiting blood or passing large volumes of blood rectally
- Continuous vomiting/ diarrhea
- A dog in Labor that continues for more that 2 hours requires a phone call and veterinary intervention if lasting more than 4 hours
- Bloated abdomen
- Difficulty breathing
- Seizure that is lasting for more than 3 to 4 minutes
- Broken limb
- Unable to urinate
Emergencies during the day should be brought in to us with a phone call letting us know you are on the way. In case the Vet is at lunch or in a surgery we would be able to make sure they will be available so your pet can get immediate care.
Here are alternative if need be:
1 (888) 426-4435
Please be aware the operator will ask for a credit card number before connecting you to a doctor or technician. Have your credit card ready so you can get help faster. Also have the wrapper or container of the ingested material when you call and when you take your pet to the Vet.