Is Your Pet Having an Emergency?

We sincerely hope that your pet never has to experience an emergency situation; however, if the unexpected happens, we want to help you in any way we can. Our veterinarians and staff in Orland Park always give first priority to animals in need of emergency care during regular business hours. We do ask that you call us at (708) 478-7788 before coming over, so that we can prepare a room and be equipped to treat your pet as soon as they arrive.

Your Pet May Need Emergency Medical Attention If…

The following behaviors and symptoms could indicate a health emergency for your pet:

  • Vomiting repeatedly
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in vomit/stool/urine
  • Bleeding from the nose, mouth, or rectum
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Blunt force trauma (hit by car)
  • Puncture wounds, cuts, gashes
  • Swelling of the face (could be allergic reaction)
  • Walking as if disoriented, head tilted to one side
  • Choking
  • Possible broken bones
  • Coughing constantly
  • Pale gums
  • Lethargy
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Unable to defecate/urinate
  • Seizures
  • Shaking/trembling
  • Panting/breathing heavily
  • Ingested poisonous plant, substance, or toxic food

If your pet is showing any signs of distress, illness, or pain, we ask that you contact us right away so we can offer advice or have you bring in your pet for treatment.