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24/7 Emergency

A medical emergency is a situation that may result in the serious disability, or sometimes death of your pet unless immediate help is received. In a life-or-death situation, a few minutes can make a difference. Call us at (907) 274-5636.

Problems that require immediate care include:

  • Bleeding from the neck

  • Breathing problems

  • Broken bones

  • Burns

  • Coughing up blood

  • Collapse or fainting

  • Diarrhea or vomiting for more than 24 hours (or blood in the stool or vomit)

  • Distended belly

  • Dry heaving/ unproductive retching

  • Electrical shock

  • Eye swelling or injury

  • Falling more than a few feet

  • Fever

  • Frequent vomiting

  • Frostbite

  • Hit by car or blunt object

  • Labor/ birth difficulty

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Neck/ back injury

  • Pale gums

  • Paralysis or lack of coordination

  • Poisoning such as antifreeze, rat poison, over the counter NSAIDs, household cleaners

  • Seizures

  • Straining to urinate

  • Sudden belly pain

  • Uncontrolled bleeding

If you’re concerned about your pet, you should never feel embarrassed about calling a veterinarian. You know your pet best and if you notice your pet behaving in an unusual way, you may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem. To set your mind at ease, please call us at any time.