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.
Signs of Common Emergencies and Urgent Care Needs in Dogs
Not Eating (for more than a day)
Blood in Stool or Urine
Bleeding from the Nostril
Blood in the Eye
Intestinal Parasites (passed through the stool)
Limping or not bearing weight on limbs
Abnormal Swelling (anywhere on the body)
Itching (External Parasites)
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
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
Cleaning Products (bleach, pool chemicals, acids)
Plants Poisonous to Dogs
Foods Poisonous to Dogs
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.