Highland Park Pet Emergency ER VeterinaryHighland Park Pet Emergency ER Veterinary

We know your pet is an important member of your family and deserves the same medical care, so we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of compassionate and personalized care for your pet.  In the unfortunate case that your pet does experience an injury that needs immediate attention, try to remember the following:

  • Remain calm and don’t panic
  • Your pet may scratch or bite so Protect yourself from injury
  • In case of a back or neck injury, minimize movement during transportation
  • If actively bleeding, apply direct pressure to the area
  • In the case of possible poisoning, bring the suspected product packaging with you

Pets are usually good at hiding pain or hard to show signs of illness.  If you think there is something slightly off with your pet, don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health.  Some signs to watch for that may include:

  • A dramatic increase in respiratory rate.
  • Change in gum color to yellow or grey
  • Changes in normal behavior
  • A noticeable change in appetite, thirst or weight


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For Dogs or Cats, any of the following situations can be considered an emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or unknown substance
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting blood
  • Blood in the feces or urine
  • Swollen, hard abdomen that is painful to the touch
  • Serious wound
  • Suspected broken limb
  • Any injury to the eye
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Inability to move or sudden weakness
  • Unusual or erratic behavior
  • Signs of extreme pain, such as whining or shaking
  • Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
  • Signs of heatstroke

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Our doctors and staff are here to serve you and provide the best possible care of your pet.  We are fully committed to providing you with all the information to ensure that all your questions are answered and your mind is at ease about your pet’s care.