Emergency?When A Pet Should Be Brought To The Hospital
If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring it in IMMEDIATELY.
Symptom: With: Inability to breathe Noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath Bleeding that won't stop From any part of the body - apply pressure and come now! Inability to urinate or appears constipated But continues to try Inability to deliver puppies or kittens Keeps trying or has stopped trying Pain Severe. Continuous with no relief Vomiting, diarrhea Continuous or with the appearance of blood Loss of balance or consciousness Includes tremors, coma, staggering, blindness, fainting Itching Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation Penetrating wounds Any place, but especially chest or abdomen Poisoning Bring the container or commercial name and chemical name Injury Continuous pain and/or total lameness Hit by car Bloat Any other sign that looks serious!
If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring it in TODAY.
Symptom: With: Difficult breathing With or without cough. Eats and drinks. Not frantic Vomiting/diarrhea Without blood; no pain; no unusual contents Sudden Lameness No apparent cause Swallowed object Even if you THINK pet swallowed it. Severe itching With possible self-mutilation Strange odor Usually disagreeable, from any part of the body Burns Heat, chemicals. Go immediately if extensive Injuries Not severe emergency but will worsen with delay - lacerations
- Safe to Wait Overnight
If your pet has any of these symptoms, it is safe to wait OVERNIGHT.
Symptom: With: Vomiting/diarrhea No blood, no foreign material, no pain, not continuous Itching Mild to moderate; no skin damage; not continuous, no bleeding Lameness Little or no pain; no discomfort in walking; not continuous Thirst/urination Excessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain, no straining or discomfort, or bloody appearance to the urine Loss of appetite Skipped one main meal, but no other signs of illness Most skin problems
- After Hours Services
The following overnight services are available for after hour emergencies:
Veterinary Emergency Referral Group
318 Warren Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Garden State Veterinary Specialists
One Pine Street
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
- Veterinary Emergency Referral Group