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Pet Emergency

At Advanced Animal Hospital of Wisconsin, we want your pet to live a long, healthy life. Illnesses, injuries and accidents can arise at any day and time, which is why we provide urgent care and emergency services six days a week.

Walk-ins are always welcome at our clinic. We encourage you to give us a call at 414-817-1200  before you come in for an emergency appointment so we can tend to your pet’s needs immediately. 

What Are the Common Signs Your Pet Might Need Emergency Care?

If your pet is behaving abnormally or exhibiting signs of anxiety or pain, they might need emergency care. Common signs to be aware of include:

  • A change in body temperature
  • Coughing, difficulty swallowing, gagging or choking
  • Continuous or severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty standing
  • A distended or bloated abdomen
  • Fractured bones, an inability to move legs or apparent paralysis
  • Heatstroke or hypothermia
  • Heavy bleeding or difficulty stopping bleeding
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizures
  • Pale gums
  • Pain or the inability to urinate or defecate
  • Losing consciousness
  • Unwillingness to eat or drink
  • A weak or rapid pulse

Services We Offer at Our Emergency Pet Hospital

At Advanced Animal Hospital of Wisconsin, we always accept same-day, walk-in vet appointments seven days a week no matter what kind of pet emergency you are dealing with.

Because we offer low wait times, we’ll get your pet in to see the vet quickly. They can receive the medical care they need when they need it.

Safety Tips for Dealing With a Pet That Needs Emergency Care

Whether your pet is dealing with a bloated abdomen or broken leg, it’s important for you to remain calm. Understand that because your pet is in distress or severe pain, they may react aggressively. Speak to them softly and try to assess their behavior before you bring them in for an emergency appointment.

If they appear to be calm, you can try transporting them. However, pay special attention to supporting their body, especially if your dog or cat appears to have suffered a spinal injury. For cats, you can use either a box or an open-topped carrier, and for dogs, you can use a makeshift stretcher. Make sure their head, neck and back stay still and are supported.

Important Note Regarding Poison Control

Whether you suspect or saw your dog or cat eating something poisonous, try to determine what it was and how much of it they ate. This is important information for your veterinary team to be aware of to treat your pet.

Also, you can reach out to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-8840. A trained toxicologist on their 24-hour hotline can recommend what steps to take next based on what your pet consumed, their age and their overall health.

Contact Our Pet Urgent Care for Prompt, Professional Emergency Services

Whatever pet emergency you are facing, Advanced Animal Hospital of Wisconsin is here to help. Give our Greenfield walk-in vet clinic a call at 414-921-4949, so our team can treat your pet immediately.