Located within the emergency hospital for your convenience!
Is it an Emergency?
We recommend having your pet seen by a veterinarian if they: /
Your pet should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible if they:
Have difficulty breathing
Have persistent Vomiting/Diarrhea, and are not eating
Are straining to urinate/defecate
Have experienced a traumatic incident, like hit by car, eye trauma, fractures, and deep cuts/scrapes
May have had a seizure
Experiencing pain (see below)
Ingested something toxic like chocolate, drugs, or chemicals
Behavioral Signs of Persistent Pain
|Guarding||The animal alters its posture to avoid moving or causing contact to a body part, or to avoid the handling of that body area.|
|Abnormal Appearance||Different species show different changes in their external appearance, but obvious lack of grooming, change posture, and a changed profile of the body can all be observed. In species capable of some degree of facial expression, the normal expression may be altered.|
|Altered Behavior||Behavior may be depressed; animals may remain immobile, or reluctant to stand or move even when disturbed. They may also exhibit restlessness (e.g., lying down and getting up, shifting weight, circling, or pacing) or disturbed sleeping patterns. Animals in pain may also show altered social interactions with others in their group.|
|Vocalization||An animal may vocalize when approached or handled or when a specific body area is touched or palpated. It may also vocalize when moving to avoid being handled.|
|Mutilation||Animals may lick, bite, scratch, shake, or rub a painful area.|
|Sweating||In species that sweat, excessive sweating is often associated with some types of pain.|
|Lack of Appetite||Animals in pain frequently stop eating and drinking, or markedly reduce their intake, resulting in rapid weight loss.|
If you have time please call the hospital ahead of time to inform the staff of your imminent arrival. The veterinarian and the veterinary technician can prepare for your pet’s emergency situation to ensure we don’t waste precious time.