Is this an emergency?

If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, contact your nearest BluePearl hospital as soon as possible. Most of our hospitals are open 24-hours a day, 365-days a year with a full medical team to help you and your pet. 

When to Call Immediately

If your pet is experiencing any of the following conditions, seek immediate medical attention:

  • Hit by a car or had any other major traumatic event
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Convulsions or seizures 
  • Ingested poison or a toxic substance (here’s a list of common household toxins)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Persistent or severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Lethargy or lack of appetite
  • Swollen or distended abdomen
Important Information
  • Call the emergency hospital and let them know you’re coming. This will help them prepare their emergency team.
  • Don’t give your pet any medication without first checking with your veterinarian. Many common human medications can be toxic to pets.
  • Be careful handling an injured pet. Even the most gentle pet may bite or scratch when hurt. Use a carrier to transport your cat. Dogs may be transported using a heavy blanket or flattened cardboard as a stretcher. 
  • If your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, please bring the substance with you.
  • Please bring any medications your pet is currently taking.