Quality Veterinary Emergency Care in South Park CO
If your pet is experiencing an emergency, call Park County Animal Hospital
at (719) 836-1717.
We treat dog and cat emergency situations of all kinds during our regular business hours. Dr. Ickes is also available for limited after-hours and weekend emergencies. Call us first and, if you need a referral, we will direct you. When Dr. Ickes is unavailable, 24-hour emergency veterinary care is always available at:
3550 S. Jason Street
Englewood, CO 80110
Is It an Emergency?
Sometimes it is difficult to determine if a pet needs to be seen right away or if it can wait overnight until your veterinarian is open again. When in doubt, we always recommend you call Park County Animal Hospital or one of our emergency referral clinics. We have found that when a pet owner is concerned, there is usually good reason to bring the pet in for an exam.
Some symptoms and conditions seen in pets that warrant an emergency visit include:
- Hit by car—Even when the pet looks okay, internal bleeding and shock are life-threatening conditions that are common when a pet has been hit by a car.
- Animal attack—Even if the pet has no external wounds, internal bleeding can be affecting him or her and can cause much more serious problems if left untreated.
- Gunshot wound—Internal damage, shock, and infection complicate gunshot wounds, making an immediate visit imperative.
- Persistent vomiting—With repeated vomiting, the pet can become dehydrated, complicating further the root cause of the illness.
- Persistent diarrhea—Similar to vomiting, with persistent diarrhea, the pet can become dehydrated quickly, complicating the original condition.
- Crying out in pain—Pets tend to hide pain and illness as a defense mechanism to avoid the attention of predators. When a pet reaches the point of crying out, the condition is typically more severe.
- Difficulty breathing—Pets that are struggling to breathe have an immediate need for attention to ensure they do not progress to greater difficulty.
- Sudden weakness or collapse—The source of the pet’s condition needs to be evaluated quickly, as the sooner we can diagnose and begin treatment, the greater the prognosis.
Whenever you are in doubt, call our hospital (719) 836-1717 and we will help you determine if your pet needs immediate attention.