Emergency Care When You Need It
Points East Veterinary Emergency Hospital has a compassionate team of veterinarians and staff with extensive experience in emergency and critical care. We are well equipped and ready to help your pets with everything from minor injuries to severe trauma and acute sickness.
We provide your regular veterinarian a complete report on the treatment your pet received as well as its medical status and needs for any follow-up care.
We are available when your vet is closed on nights, weekends and all major holidays.
What is an Emergency?
Sometimes it is hard to tell what is an emergency. Here is a list of common emergencies we see. Please call with questions anytime.
- Difficulty Breathing – Noisy breathing, blue tongue, gasping for breath.
- Bleeding That Does Not Stop – Apply pressure with a clean cloth and bring your pet to a veterinarian immediately.
- Bloated or Distended Abdomen – Swollen or painful abdomen with or without vomiting.
- Inability to Urinate or Move Bowels – Pet strains or experiences bloody or painful discharge.
- Heatstroke – Heavy Panting, extreme weakness, body temperature above 104 degrees.
- Inability to Deliver Kittens or Puppies – More than 2 hours between deliveries or more than 15 minutes of active straining with no baby.
- Loss of Balance or Consciousness – Tremors, coma, staggering, convulsions, tilting of the head, sudden blindness and/or fainting.
- Seizure – If there have been more than 3 seizures in 24 hours or if any seizure lasts more than 5 minutes.
- Major Trauma, Injury or Shock – Any animal that has been hit by a car, has penetrating wounds, possible broken bones, collapses, has shallow breathing, or dilated pupils.
- Poisoning – Remember to bring the container if possible.
- Lameness – Inability to bear weight on any limb. Even though this may not be an emergency, we can often give medication for pain or splint fractures to prevent the injury from worsening.
- Vomiting or Diarrhea – With blood, continuous, and/or violent episodes.
- Allergic Reactions – Hives and/or swollen eyes.
- ANYTHING ELSE YOU FEEL IS AN EMERGENCY. IF IT’S AN EMERGENCY TO YOU, IT’S AN EMERGENCY TO US