24 HOUR SPECIALTY & EMERGENCY
Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency: 602-765-3700
ASPCA Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680 www.petpoisonhelpline.com
Southwest Wildlife Foundation: 480-471-9109 www.southwestwildlife.org
Liberty Wildlife: 480-998-5550 www.libertywildlife.org
LOST OR FOUND PET RESOURCES
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control: 602-506-PETS (7387)
Arizona Human Society: 480-471-9109
Pets 911: 1-888-PETS911 - Register Online At www.pets911.com
Arizona Center for Homeless Animals: 512-825-4365 www.endeuthanasia.com
What is an Emergency? Any time you have a concern about your pet’s health or well-being, just call! We can help you determine the best course of action necessary for your pet. Remember, you know your pet better than anyone else. If you notice unusual behavior, or if something just doesn't seem right, you may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem. You should never hesitate to call your regular veterinarian or an urgent care. By answering a few questions, you will provide the necessary information that will tell the doctor if you should bring your pet in right away, or whether you can wait for your veterinarian's normal office hours. Even if you find out nothing’s wrong, it's better to be safe than sorry.
When dealing with an emergency, every second counts. If your pet has experienced any type of trauma, it is imperative that you get to a veterinarian quickly as internal injuries can have catastrophic results. If your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth or there is blood in their urine or feces, don't wait. If you think your pet might have ingested something toxic such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication, recreational drug, or household cleansers, time is of the essence! Other indications of trouble include signs of extreme pain (whining, shaking, hiding and refusing to socialize), inability to stand or walk with coordination, bumping into things or suddenly becoming disoriented, visible irritation or injury, abdomen swelling that is hard to the touch, gagging or trying to vomit, excessive panting or signs of heatstroke, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble breathing, seizure activity, or active labor lasting more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.
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