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Is It An Emergency??

During normal office hours please try to call ahead (837-5383), then procede directly to our clinic.

If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us to be seen IMMEDIATELY

  • Inability to breath; noisy respiration, sudden blue tongue, gasping for breath
  • Bleeding that won't stop; apply pressure and call us
  • Inability to urinate; continually trying to go and can't
  • Eye injury; if you can see a scratch or foreign object or pet won't open eyelid (don't let pet rub or scratch at eye)
  • Seizures; more than 2 min long or non-stop
  • Penetrating injury
  • extreme pain
  • Inability to Deliver Puppies or Kittens
  • Vomiting; non-stop or unable to keep even water down
  • Loss of Balance or Consciousness; with tremors, coma, staggering, blindness or fainting
  • Inability to Stand or Walk
  • Poisoning; bring us the container or commercial name and specific chemical
  • Hit by vehicle
  • obvious broken bones or dislocated joints (if you can see bone, or limb is at an akward angle)
  • Burns
  • Bloating (stomach)
  • Allergic Reaction; swollen face or hives on body
  • Any other serious signs - don't be afraid to call us!  We would rather you call with a question now than call us when it's too late!

If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us to be seen TODAY or early TOMORROW

  • Abnormal breathing or coughing; pet is not frantic
  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
  • Seizures (occasionally and less than 2 min long)
  • Sudden Lameness
  • Swallowed foreign object
  • Itching; constant (without self-mutilation)
  • Lacerations (cuts); (if the bleeding won't stop, this is urgent)
  • Eye discharge; don't let your pets rub at the eyes - this can cause it to worsen
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Bloody Urine (unless your pet is a Male Cat - this could be urgent)
  • Sudden appearance of a lump or a lump that suddenly gets very large
  • Ear Infections with severe itching and self-mutilation

If your pet has any of these symptoms, call us to be seen in a DAY OR TWO

  • Occasional vomiting or diarrhea
  • Mild to Moderate Itching
  • Lameness with little or no pain
  • Loss of Appetite (skipped one to two main meals), but normal otherwise
  • Ear Infections (without severe itching or self-mutilation)

Some Things to Remember:

  • In an Emergency; If Possible, Call us for advice and let us know you are on your way
  • Pets do not understand pain and may try to bite or scratch you.
  • Apply pressure to wounds to stop or control bleeding.
  • Injuries may cause pets to go into shock. (Paleness in mouth, eyelids and lips. Weak and shallow breathing. Cool body. Semi-conscious. No response)
  • Keep warm with a blanket. If pet is unconscious, place head lower than body during transportation.
  • Avoid unnecessary movement during treatment.
  • Normal rectal body temperature for dogs and cats is 100.5 - 102.5 F.  If you are able to take your pets temperature, let us know.