If you suspect your pet is suffering from a hospital emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away. On Monday and Tuesday, please walk directly into our emergency animal hospital in Zion. Our doctors and staff will perform immediate urgent care to your loved one and work to stabilize their condition. Sometimes you may be unsure about whether you are experiencing a pet emergency. In this case, it’s still best to call us or stop in with your concerns.
After-Hours Emergency Care
If you need an emergency animal hospital outside our regular business hours, please contact:
Premier Veterinary Group in Grayslake
1810 E. Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Signs Your Pet is Having an Emergency
Though it may not always be clear when you are experiencing a pet emergency that requires immediate attention, some signs are definite indicators. If your pet shows any of the following signs, please contact us as soon as possible:
- Your pet is not breathing.
- You cannot feel your pet’s heartbeat.
- Your pet has been vomiting for 12 or more hours.
- Your pet has had diarrhea for 24 or more hours.
- Your pet’s abdomen is hard and swollen.
- Your pet has been seriously injured.
- Your pet is trying unsuccessfully to urinate.
If Your Pet Eats Something They Shouldn’t Have:
Many household substances, foods, and plants are toxic to pets. Foods that are good for humans, like grapes, macadamia nuts, and avocado, are poisonous to them. If your pet drinks, chews on, or eats something they shouldn’t have, call us or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) emergency line. They have the most accurate information on the countless number of substances toxic to pets. They can be reached at (888) 426-4435 and you can find them online for a library of information about poisonous plants, foods, and other substances. Please contact us for any more information about what you should do in case of a pet emergency. We’re here to keep Zion pets happy and healthy.