If your pet is experiencing any of the following problems, you should seek urgent care:
- Stumbling/Moving Strangely
- Vomiting (Please Bring in a Sample), Especially After Ingesting a Possibly Toxic Substance
- Severe Diarrhea (Please Bring in a Sample)
- Problems Breathing; in Cats, Open Mouth Breathing
- Straining to Urinate or Defecate
- Losing Large Amounts of Blood
Who to call after hours
We see most patients by appointment during our regular business hours. Please call us if you need our services urgently. We will do our best to work your pet into our schedule.
After normal business hours, please call one of the following recommended emergency facilities:
Animal Urgent Care of Arvada
7851 Indiana Street in Arvada
Alpenglow Animal Critical Care & Emergency
3640 Walnut Street in Boulder
Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
3550 South Jason Street in Englewood
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
What if my pet eats something toxic after hours?
Don't wait - get help for your pet right away if you think they may have eaten something dangerous!
Poison Help Hotline
This is a free regional poison control center for humans that can often provide information that is helpful for animal poisonings, too.
ASPCA Poison Control Center
There is a fee for this animal-specific service.
Build a First Aid Kit
We STRONGLY advise having a first aid kit for pets ready at home!
What should you include?
- Clean, Heavy Towels or Thick Blankets
- Gauze Rolls or Pads
- Adhesive Medical Tape
- Absorbent Cotton Balls and Swabs
- Scissors with Rounded Tips
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Rectal Thermometer
- Styptic Powder
- Triple Antibiotic Ointment
- Pet Nail Clippers