Emergencies can happen at any time.
During normal clinic hours, we are able to see emergencies. Our staff is trained to recognize and respond to emergencies quickly. If your pet is having a life-threatening emergency, please call us in-route, which will help us triage your pet and prepare for your arrival.
How do I know if my pet is experiencing an emergency?
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or nonstop coughing or gagging
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
- Hit by a car
- Bite wounds
- Seizure activity
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea
- Inability to urinate or defecate (poop)
- Bloated abdomen or dry heaving
- Eye injuries
- Overheating or heatstroke
- Toxin ingestion
- Snake bite
- Allergic reaction (facial swelling, hives)
- Lameness or not walking
- Trouble giving birth
For after-hours emergency care, we work closely with BluePearl Pet Hospital and The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center Emergency and Critical Care Clinic.