If you feel your pet has an emergency, call us at (920) 923-6608 or (920) 651-1200. Map It
For an after hours emergency, call:
- Fox Valley Animal Referral Center at (920) 993-9193 in Appleton. Map It
- Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists
- UW Veterinary Teaching Hospital Emergency Care at (608) 263-7600 in Madison. Map It
- ASPCA Pet Poison Control atÂ (888) 426-4435 for possible poisoning or toxicity questions ANYTIME
- Creature ComfortÂ ClinicÂ at (920) 385-9810 for at-home euthanasia services
What is an emergency?
We become particularly concerned when a pet:
- collapses or becomes very weak
- has severe diarrhea or repetitive vomiting
- has loss of appetite persisting for more than 24 hours
- is lethargic for more than 24 hours
- cannot urinate or defecate
- breathes rapidly, shallowly, or with difficulty
- develops a severe cough
- has pale gums
- ingests a poison
- is seizuring or convulsing repeatedly or more than once within 24 hours
- experiences trauma (hit by car, jumping from a window, lacerations or other wounds)
What should you do if you believe there is an emergency?
- Seek immediate veterinary care. True medical or surgical emergencies cannot be handled adequately at home.
- Transport your pet as gently as possible.
- Avoid putting your face or hands in or near the pet's mouth or feet (pain may cause it to inadvertently bite or scratch).
- If you believe that the pet has been poisoned, bring the label or container of the suspected substance with you to the emergency room.
- If your pet is bleeding excessively from a cut, apply a clean cloth or bandage over the cut using consistent pressure.