Emergency Care for Pets

Ensuring your pet receives the highest quality care when they need it most.

We never want our pet to be in urgent care, but sometimes the unexpected happens when we least expect it. That's why it's important to be prepared to handle the situation properly and quickly. If you're concerned about your loyal companion's well-being, call us at 403-342-5200.

How do I know if my pet requires emergency care?

If your pet is showing symptoms or behaviors unusual for them, or if there is a situation you are unsure about, contact us for guidance. However, below are some typical signs that your pet may need urgent care:

  • Bloated, swollen, or painful abdomen
  • Difficulty breathing, extreme coughing, or choking
  • Inflammation or injury to the eye
  • Uncontrolled bleeding, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Unconsciousness or instability
  • Dilated pupils
  • Seizures
  • Inability to urinate (for male cats especially)
  • Lethargy

Where do I go during after-hours if there is a medical emergency?

When your pet becomes seriously ill or injured at a time when we are closed, please take them to the 24-hour veterinary emergency clinic:

Animal Emergency Hospital
7644 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4P 2A8

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