Emergency Animal Care

It is difficult to see your pet not feeling well. That is why it is important to know when to seek veterinary attention. As a pet parent, you know your pet’s behavior better than anyone. If you feel as though your dog or cat is acting differently, or if he/she appears to be in pain, you should call us immediately so that we can review his/her symptoms and provide any necessary treatment. 

Warning Signs In Dogs & Cats That May Indicate A Medical Emergency:

  • Loss of appetite for more than 24 hours
  • Trouble urinating or defecating
  • Difficult, rapid, or shallow breathing
  • Persistent coughing, wheezing, vomiting/dry-heaving, or diarrhea
  • Blood in vomit or respiratory secretions
  • Inability to walk or stand
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Seizures
  • Extreme pain or restlessness
  • Pale gums
  • Suddenly bloated abdomen
  • Wounds that won’t stop bleeding
Lakeside Animal Clinic is well-equipped to handle a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies during regular business hours. If you have an emergency during normal business hours, try to call ahead if possible, and proceed directly to Lakeside Animal Clinic.  If you have an emergency after regular business hours, call the VERGI Emergency Clinic at (713) 932-9589. They are located at 8921 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024. It is near the intersection of Voss Road with I-10 the Katy Freeway, on the south side of I-10, about two miles inside the West Sam Houston Tollway.
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