Pet Emergencies

We provide emergency care during office hours

If you have a pet emergency, please head to our office (get directions).  If you are able to call on the way, we can be better prepared to receive your pet, often meeting you in the parking lot with a stretcher.

After Hours: Video Calls

Our doctors are available after hours for video calls (like skype and facetime) so they can see your pet and give a recommendation.  This often allows you to avoid the expense of an emergency visit and gives peace of mind.  Instructions for doing this are found on the our AirVet page.

After Hours: Emergencies

 

For emergency after hour care, please contact the North Central Veterinary Emergency Clinic (NCVEC) located in Westville, IN on the campus of Purdue University North Central.

We work very closely with the emergency clinic.  Immediately following your emergency visit, NCVEC will pass your pet's case file back to us so we are fully in-the-loop of your pet's situation.  Any followup visits and monitoring will be conducted back at our hospital.

NCVEC

Phone: (219) 785-7300

Website: ncvec.pnc.edu

Address: 1645 US Hwy 421
Westville, IN 46391

Pet Poison Helpline

(800) 213-6680

 

Common Human Meds that Poison Pets

NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, naproxen)

May develop serious stomach and intestinal ulcers and kidney failure.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

One tablet may cause damage to a cat's red blood cells or liver failure in dogs.

Antidepressants (Effexor, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro)

Overdose can lead to neurological problems such as sedation, incoordination, tremors, and seizures.

ADD and ADHD medications (Concerta, Adderall, Ritalin)

Pets can have life-threatening tremors, seizures, high temperature, and heart problems

Benzodiazepines and Sleep Aids

50% of dogs become agitated and slowed breathing.  Cats can have liver failure

Birth Control Drugs

Large quantities can cause bone marrow suppression

Mon-Fri: 7 am-6 pm

Sat: 8 am-12 Noon

2525 E. Michigan Blvd. Michigan City, IN 46360 

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