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Emergency and Urgent Care

While we all hope you and your pet will never be faced with an emergency situation, it is important pet owners know what is an emergency and what to do if one arises. Emergencies look different for varying species, ages, and types of pets. Below is a list of common emergencies for each type of pet. Please note this is not a comprehensive list.

Dog Emergencies

  • Actively bleeding
  • Car accidents
  • Eye injury
  • Gastric dilatation and volvulus, or bloating
  • Heatstroke
  • Ingesting a foreign object
  • Ingesting a toxic substance
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sudden collapse
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wounds from bites or fights

Cat Emergencies

  • Actively bleeding
  • Car accidents
  • Difficulty or inability to urinate
  • Eye injury
  • Ingesting a foreign object
  • Ingesting a toxic substance
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sudden collapse
  • Trouble breathing
    *Open mouth breathing is uncommon in cats and is often a sign of respiratory distress
  • Wounds from bites or fights

Exotic Emergencies

Please note: Emergencies are relative to each exotic species, this is a generalized list of exotic emergencies

  • Not eating or drinking
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unusual lethargy
  • Inability to urinate or defecate

We are proud to offer urgent care to our clients during business hours. If you believe your pet is experiencing an emergency, please call us at 719-598-3192 right away.

If your pet is experiencing an emergency outside of business hours, do not wait, please contact or go to your nearest veterinary emergency hospital as soon as possible. For convenience, we have listed the emergency hospitals available nearby and those in surrounding areas.

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