Emergencies and new patients are always welcome. If you have an emergency during regular office hours, please come directly to the hospital. If possible, please call us at 503-648-1643 while en route so we can best prepare for your pet’s emergency. This list is not all-inclusive and a veterinarian should be contacted for any questionable symptoms.
If your pet demonstrates any of these symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention. In the case of after-hours emergencies, contact Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital at 503-228-7281.
- Straining or unable to urinate or defecate
- Difficulty breathing
- Any seizure-like episode
- Panting or open-mouth breathing in cats
- Any signs that may indicate heatstroke
- A swollen, tense abdomen
- Frequent and/or continued vomiting
- Loss of appetite – cats if they have not eaten in 24 hours, and dogs if they have not eaten in 48 hours
- Sudden lethargy
- Any wound that is bleeding profusely or will not stop bleeding
- Known or possible ingestion of a dangerous item, either objects or toxic substances
These symptoms can be considered urgent, and should be seen by a doctor within 24 hours:
- An eye that is swollen, red, painful or has excessive discharge
- A pain or limp that persists past 24 hours
- Any wound with pus-like discharge, that is swollen and red, or that looks like it may require sutures
- Vomiting or diarrhea that persists past 1-2 incidences
- Any symptom that seems severe or unusual
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Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.
Put a plan together for your pet.