Dog Emergency Care
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 seven days a week 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:
- 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
- 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.
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 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 Accident and Injury Emergencies:
- Lacerations (profuse bleeding)
- Dog hit by a car
- Dog fight
- Bone breaks and fractures
Dog Poison & Toxicity Emergencies
Household Items Poisonous to Dogs:
- Cleaning products (bleach, pool chemicals, acids)
Plants Poisonous to Dogs:
Foods Poisonous to Dogs:
- Garlic and onions
- Grapes and raisins
- Macadamia Nuts
- Star Fruit
- Bread Dough
Signs of dog poisoning can include:
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Seizures and other abnormal behaviors
Reactions to poison and toxicity vary depending on the amount ingested or absorbed by the skin.
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.