We know how stressful and scary pet emergencies can be, and we’re equipped and ready to handle a wide variety of emergencies during our open hours.
If you’re concerned, then we are too—but in general, signs of an emergency include:
- Bloated, swollen, or painful abdomen
- Difficulty breathing, extreme coughing or choking
- Inflammation or injury to the eye
- Obvious pain
- Staggering, stumbling, lack of balance, or inability to walk
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Repeated vomiting
- Dilated pupils
- Severe injury (car accident, fall)
- Unable to deliver puppies or kittens
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Ingestion of poisonous foods
- Broken bones, open wounds
- Sudden blindness
- Bloody diarrhea
If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please contact us immediately at (718) 933-1002. If possible, provide as much information as you can so that we can be adequately prepared to care for your pet.
While we are able to see emergencies during the day, please note that we do not provide overnight care.
For emergencies that occur outside of our business hours, we recommend the following facilities:
NYC Veterinary Specialists
410 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065-8314
Animal Specialty Center9 Odell Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701
The American Veterinary Medical Association has some good information about pet emergencies and first aid tips on their website. Taking a few minutes to read it before you need it will help prepare you to handle pet emergencies should they arise.