SAGE Veterinary Centers Concord
Call: (925) 627-7243
East Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency
Call: (925) 937-5001
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact one of the emergency pet hospital locations above.
Due to a high volume of scheduled appointments, our veterinarians at Four Corners Veterinary Hospital are unable to provide emergency or urgent care at this time.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible: For emergency or urgent veterinary care, we recommend calling the emergency animal hospital listed above prior to your arrival to let them know you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided: When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm: Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care: Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to one of the emergency vet locations above.
What is an emergency?
Here is a list of emergency situations that require immediate veterinary care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Heat stress or heatstroke