Dog Emergency

Dog Emergency? Call 210-428-6831 or bring your dog in as soon as possible.

We are open from 7 a.m.-11 p.m  Monday-Thursday and 24 hours Friday-Sunday with our emergency cases always taking precedence.
When experiencing a dog emergency, it is important to gather as much information as possible.woman holding dog-dog emergency

Signs of Common Emergencies and Urgent Care Needs in Dogs
Persistent Vomiting
Not Eating (for more than a day)
Persistent Diarrhea
Blood in Stool or Urine
Bleeding from the Nostril
Blood in the Eye
Intestinal Parasites (passed through the stool)
Breathing Difficulties
Fainting Episodes
Seizures
Limping or not bearing weight on limbs
Abnormal Swelling (anywhere on the body)
Persistent Coughing
Itching (External Parasites)
Labor Difficulties

If your dog is experiencing any of the above signs, he or she is likely in need of urgent care and should be brought in as soon as possible to avoid further implications.

Dog Accident and Injury Emergencies
Lacerations (profuse bleeding)
Dog hit by a car
Dog fight
Bone Breaks and Fractures

In many cases, owners witness dog accidents and injuries or quickly become aware that there is a problem. If you suspect that you dog is injured, look for bleeding, swelling, limping, inability to move legs, weakness, staggering, sudden deafness, abnormal behavior or change is disposition as these could all be signs of injury.
To more easily and transport an injured dog, make a stretcher out of a blanket or a sheet and handle the dog with care and caution. Wounded dogs may act out of character and can be unpredictable.

Dog Poison and Toxicity Emergencies
Household Items Poisonous to Dogs
Pesticides
Insecticides
Fertilizers
Cleaning Products (bleach, pool chemicals, acids)

Plants Poisonous to Dogs
Lilies
Marijuana
Tulips
Azaleas
Mistletoe
Diffenbachia
Kalanchoe

Foods Poisonous to Dogs
Apricot
Garlic
Onions
Grapes
Raisins
Macadamia Nuts
Salt
Star Fruit
Alcohol
Bread Dough

Reactions to poison and toxicity vary depending on the amount ingested or absorbed by the skin. Signs of dog poisoning can include vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, weakness, seizures and other abnormal behaviors. If you  know what poison or toxin your dog was exposed to, bring in a sample  and or a label of the item. Let the vet know exactly what you know about what your dog got into. The more we know, the quicker and more accurately we can treat your dog.