Emergency Vet in Chicago:
What to do and
Where to Go
If your pet is having a medical emergency, please call us at (312) 753-5551 so we can advise you on next steps. Our veterinarians and staff have extensive experience, and we're always ready to assist your pet. As an AAHA accredited practice, we have emergency protocols locked in place that help us react effectively to any situation. During our business hours, we will do all we can to help you, or refer your to one of the nearby emergency care facilities.
When it is a Vet Emergency
Vet emergencies are sometimes subtle and the level of acuteness can often be masked by your pet's natural instinct to hide any weakness or injury. You know your pet better than anyone (even us!), so if you notice even a small change in behavior or physicality, call us at (312) 753-5551!
To help you better recognize vet emergencies, here's a list of symptoms that more than likely constitute an emergency situation:
- Difficulty breathing or coughing excessively
- Blunt force trauma
- Possible broken bones
- Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
- Blood in vomit, urine, or feces
- Showing signs of extreme pain such as whining or shaking
- Disorientation and confusion
- Ingestion of a toxic substance