Emergency Care

Our area is fortunate to have a 24/7 emergency veterinary hospital for after-hours care that can help with the more critical cases. We offer emergency veterinary care during our normal business hours, but if you think you may have an emergency with your pet, we ask that you call ahead, just in case your pet's condition is more serious and needs specialty care.

Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital for after-hours care: (260) 426 - 1062

What warrants an emergency vet visit?

We know when your pet is sick this can cause anxiety and questions of what to do, especially when your vet’s office is closed. But when is it a true emergency and your pet needs to be seen right away? Here are a few examples of when it’s necessary to make that emergency vet visit:

  • Hind-limb paralysis

  • Seizures

  • Hit by car/High-rise fall

  • Cat open-mouth breathing

  • Male cat straining to urinate

  • Continuous vomiting/Can’t keep food or water down

  • Laying down, not wanting to move

  • Dog fight wounds

  • Active bleeding

  • Laceration/wound

  • Bloating (stomach looks bigger than normal – especially in large breed dogs)

  • Unproductive vomiting/retching

  • Diabetic patient acting off

  • Labored breathing

  • Heart patient having any trouble with breathing or coughing

  • Toxin ingestion

  • Bloody Diarrhea

  • Holding eye shut/bulging eyeball

  • Collapsing/unconsciousness/disorientation

Medical issues that don't necessarily warrant an emergency visit, but should be seen within the next 24 - 48 hours:

  • Possible ear infection

  • Limping/Lameness

  • Intermittent vomiting/diarrhea

  • Lethargy

  • Possible urinary tract infection

  • Possible upper respiratory infection

  • Sores on skin

  • Checking a growth/mass

  • Colored discharge from eyes/rubbing at eyes