We accept emergencies during regular office hours and always give them priority over standard care issues. We ask that you call first if possible but if you can’t call, just bring your pet in.
After hours emergencies are sent to one of three emergency clinics:
Garden State Veterinary Specialists
One Pine Street
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
North Star Veterinary Hospital
315 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital
197 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls NJ 07724
Emergencies are generally categorized into life threatening issues, severe pain or both. If your pet is experiencing any of the following seek medical attention immediately.
Bleeding from any part of the body; blood in feces or urine
Severe, persistent coughing; choking sounds
- Diarrhea or Vomiting
Continued or severe diarrhea or vomiting, especially if bloody.
- Difficulty breathing
Shallow breathing; seems to be choking
- Difficulty giving birth
- Eye injury
Redness; swelling; squinting; discharge
- Ingested toxin, poison, or foreign object
Any household or garden chemical, human medicine, medicine overdose of any kind
Swallowed rocks, bones, sharp objects, cloth material, string, etc.
Hit by a car; hurt by another animal; fallen from a great height
- In pain
Pet is crying out
- Lethargic or non-responsive
Cannot stand or move; not responding to voice or touch
Lumps that are growing rapidly or are bleeding
- Trouble urinating
Straining or painful urination especially in male cats.
- Weight loss
Dramatic or unexplained weight loss over a short period of time; not eating
For a list of common household toxins and hazards click here