If you are experiencing an emergency during our business hours (6:00am – midnight), please come to our facility right away. If at all possible, call us on your way so our clinical team can offer advice and be prepared to start treatment as soon as your pet arrives.
As for care between midnight and 6 AM, please give us a call and our team will direct you to an appropriate emergency facility nearby. Our referral hospitals are highly-trained in emergency intervention and management and have the technology to support the most critical of cases. Most importantly, these facilities will keep us informed of your pet’s health so that any follow-up care can happen at AM/PM Animal Hospital.
If you are unsure if your pet needs an immediate medical intervention– watch out for these signs which indicate that they may be at a serious risk:
- Difficulty breathing
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Diarrhea that persists for more than 24 hours
- Blood in the urine or feces
- Swelling of the abdomen; also if the abdomen is overly warm
- You suspect your pet has ingested a toxic substance such as rat poison, antifreeze, a household cleaning product, or medication which they were not prescribed
- Signs of extreme pain such as whining/crying, hiding, or shaking
Remember that if you are unsure about the seriousness of the situation; you are never wrong to call and ask our professional team. We are trained for these situations and there is no reason to ever feel embarrassed when the wellbeing of your best friend is at hand. In addition, we encourage you to call as far in advance as possible if your pet has had an emergency. Even if this means calling as you rush them to the car. It will help us prepare– especially if it is during a time when we may have other appointments.