Pet Urgent Care and Emergencies
No one expects a pet emergency, but emergencies do happen. When a pet emergency occurs, the experienced veterinary staff at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital is here to meet your pet's urgent care needs. We are equipped with the expertise and the state-of-the-art medical equipment to treat your pet for most emergency medical conditions. We are equipped to perform a wide range of diagnostics to efficiently diagnose and treat serious conditions such as gastric dilation/volvulus (bloating), respiratory and cardiac disease, snake bite envenomation and traumatic injuries such as vehicular trauma or animal bite wounds. Other conditions commonly treated include: acute vomiting and diarrhea; foreign body ingestion; toxicities; allergic reactions; trauma; difficulty breathing; infectious disease including parvovirus, distemper and infectious pneumonia.
We are aware that urgent care situations can happen at all hours of the day and night.
We are ready and willing to care for patients on an emergency or urgent care basis during our regular business hours. Call us! (480) 893-0533
Please do NOT email to contact us regarding emergency concerns. Call us before you leave your home so that we may be ready to quickly treat your pet.
We are not able to diagnose or recommend treatment without an exam.
When your pet needs immediate medical attention and our hospital is closed, we refer our patients to:
Scottsdale Vet Clinic Emergency (480) 945-8484
7311 E. Thomas Rd, Scottsdale AZ
AVECCC Emergency (480) 497-0222
86 W. Juniper Ave Suite 1, Gilbert AZ
VCA Emergency (480) 898-0001
1648 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa AZ
Is it an emergency?
Thankfully, most of your pet's medical issues will not be emergencies. However, your pet may be experiencing a health issue that needs to be seen on an immediate basis. Call us immediately if you observe any of the following signs of health concerns and/or if your pet is injured.
Signs of some common pet health conditions which require immediate veterinary attention:
~ Difficulty breathing
~ Seizure activity
~ Inability to urinate or defecate
~ Bleeding that does not stop from any part of the body
~ Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
~ Severe hives or severe itching
~ Vomiting or diarrhea with blood
~ Inflammation, swelling, or other irritation to the eye(s)
~ Bloated, distended, swollen, or painful abdomen
~ Lameness or non-weight bearing on any limb
~ Prolonged vomiting or diarrhea
~ Loss of consciousness
~ Loss of balance
~ Dilated pupils
~ Ingestion of poison or foreign material
~ Collapsed/Loss of Consciousness
~ Violent episodes of vomiting or diarrhea
~ Staggering, stumbling, head-tilted, sudden blindness
~ Rapid heartbeat (in general > 160 for dogs & > 200 for cats)
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