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Pet Emergencies

Call 650-348-2575

In the case of a veterinary emergency in the San Mateo, CA area, call us, and our staff at North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic is here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How to Tell if Your Pet is Having an Emergency

Not all pet injuries and illnesses require emergency veterinary services. However, if your pet is experiencing any one of the below pet health emergency symptoms, please call or visit our animal hospital right away:

  • Not breathing or visibly struggling to breathe, or choking

  • Unresponsive or unable to be roused

  • Obvious broken bone

  • A visible, deep, open wound with excessive bleeding or visible bone

  • Anaphylactic shock

  • Heatstroke

  • Unable to get up after collapsing

  • Gums or tongue are either pale, bright red, or blue

  • Bite or sting from a venomous snake or insect or that is causing a severe reaction

  • Bite from a stray animal or any animal whose vaccination history is unknown

  • Sudden paralysis of the back legs, particularly in cats

  • Unable to urinate, especially in cats

  • Seizures that last longer than a couple of minutes or multiple seizures in a row, or the first seizure in your pet

  • Toxic Reactions, Poison Ingestion

This list is not exhaustive and does not cover all possible emergency symptoms. If you have questions about your pet’s symptoms or are concerned that they may be experiencing an emergency, please call us at 650-348-2575. The emergency care team at North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic is available to assist you 24/7. We have a team of emergency veterinarians on staff to make sure your pet gets the best possible critical care in the San Mateo, CA area.

Other Common Medical Emergencies Include:

  • Traumatic Injuries - Fractures, Bites, Burns, Lacerations

  • Bite Wounds

  • Automobile Accidents

  • Dizziness, Staggering, Tremors

  • Vomiting, Diarrhea

  • Difficulty Urinating Or Defecating

  • Shock, Loss Of Consciousness

  • Paralysis

  • Toxic Reactions, Poison Ingestion

  • Swollen, Hard, Painful Abdomen

  • Labor And Delivery Problems

  • Blood In Urine Or Feces

  • Post-Operative Or Post-Anesthetic Problems

  • Pain Management

  • Fever

  • Inability Or Unwillingness To Eat