Lake Shore Pet Hospital

Animal Emergency Care

For the reason that emergencies require urgent treatment, we provide animal emergency care for Pasadena and area communities. As a full-service animal hospital that's also accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we're prepared to handle any emergency your pet may have. Since we provide immediate emergency care, there may be an extra charge for these services. While we urge you to visit us immediately if you think your pet is having an emergency, please contact AAVEC in Annapolis, Maryland outside our normal business hours.

After-Hour Emergency Care

We understand emergencies can strike at the most inconvenient times. Therefore, we refer our clients to two trusted hospitals when they're having an emergency after our normal hours. Please find their contact information below.

Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic (AAVEC)

808 Bestgate Rd.

Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 224-0331

 

Dogs & Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency

6700 Laurel Bowie Rd.

Bowie, MD 20715

(301) 809-8800

Pet Emergency Care in Pasadena
Pet Emergency Care in Pasadena

What Indicates an Animal Emergency

Due to natural instinct, cats and dogs hide pain and discomfort quite well. Consequently, it can be hard to tell if they're having an emergency. Still, there are some definate indicators. Most importantly, if your pet has suffered a life threatening injury or you suspect they've ingested a toxic substance, visit us immediately.

Signs of an animal emergency include:

  • Your pet is having difficulty breathing, including gagging and wheezing.
  • Blood is seen in your pet's vomit or stool.
  • Your pet has been vomiting for over 12 hours.
  • Diarrhea has been a problem for over 24 hours.
  • Your pregnant pet has been in labor for over three hours.
  • Their abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch.
  • They're having trouble urinating.

If Your Pet Ingests a Toxic Substance

Many household items, including plants and foods, are toxic to cats and dogs. While these items may be harmless to humans, they may be poisonous to pets. Since we're unable to note the exhaustive list, please refer to aspca.org for a complete dictionary of toxic substances. In addition to it's thoroughness, the site lists substances' level of toxicity. If your pet is vomiting, is having seizures, or has diarrhea, or you suspect they've ingested any toxin, call their hotline. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) can be reached at (888) 426-4435.

Never hesitate to take action if you think your pet is having an emergency. Contact us for more information today!

Dr. Ashley and his staff are awesome! We take our 2 doberman's here for care and the staff are so friendly and nice. We won't go anywhere else for care. They are amazing!
-Beth W.

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