Emergency Care

 

CatInCageYour pet needs immediate care if any of the following occur:

  • Active seizure or multiple seizures in a 24-hour period.

  • Fainting or collapse. 

  • Eye injury, painful eyes, or very red eyes.

  • Moderate to severe vomiting or diarrhea (more than two or three times within an hour).

  • Attempting to vomit, but not able to bring anything up (especially in a large or deep-chested dog).

  • Distended, hard, or painful abdomen.

  • Weakness or paralysis.

  • Allergic reactions (often seen as facial swelling or hives). 

  • Any suspected poisoning (including antifreeze, rodent or snail bait, or human medication).   

  • Animal or venomous spider bites.

  • Hyperthermia (body temperature greater than 103.5° F) or hypothermia (body temperature less than 99° F).

  • Any open or bleeding wound or laceration.

  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the pet seems fine.

  • Any breathing problem (such as trouble breathing, coughing, choking, drowning). 

  • Straining to urinate or defecate. 

  • Trouble delivering puppies or kittens.

We see emergencies from 9:00am until closing.  If possible, please call to alert us of your pet’s emergency so we are ready for your arrival.  We are able to fully treat many emergencies.  Severely ill pets may require more intensive care – we stabilize these pets, then coordinate transfer to a referral/emergency hospital.  After hours, please call or visit CARES (215-750-2774) in Langhorne, PA.