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Emergency Pet Care in Park Ridge

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In an emergency situation, you can count on us to deliver the urgent care services your pet needs. Our hospital provides in-house emergency pet care during our regular hours as well as a 24/7 call-in service through GuardianVets. Simply call our regular office number any time, day or night, and be connected to a GuardianVets professional who will be able to offer counsel for your pet's condition at no charge. If it is deemed an emergency, they'll transfer you to our practice if we are open, or to our emergency referral hospital if it is after-hours.

After-Hours Care

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Feel free to contact our animal hospital 24/7 with questions. If your pet is having an emergency after-hours, your call will be transferred to one of our emergency referral hospitals. If you prefer, you may contact them directly with the information below.

Dogue de Bordeaux puppy, 10 weeks old, lying down.

What is an Emergency Situation?

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Emergency situations are not always obvious. If your pet experiences any of these symptoms, seek out emergency pet care immediately.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Traumatic injury (i.e. being hit by a car)
  • Bleeding from nose, eyes, or mouth (suggests internal bleeding)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Blood in vomit, stool, or urine
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Pressing head against the wall or another surface
  • Seizures
  • Collapse or unconsciousness
  • Bloated or distended abdomen

Any significant behavioral change in your pet warrants a trip to the veterinarian. If ever your pet is acting out of sorts, please contact us or one of our referral emergency hospitals. We’ll be able to assess your pet’s situation over the phone and give you direction on what to do next.