What is an Emergency?

Pet owners are often unsure if their pet’s illness or injury is an emergency or if it can wait a day or so to be seen by a vet. Each situation is different, so if you are unsure if your pet is unwell or not, it is always best to call your vet for advice as soon as possible. Your vet can then decide if your pet needs to be seen and how urgently you need to get them to our vet clinic.

Here are some of the most common veterinary emergencies:

  • Severe vomiting or diarrhoea or more than two small episodes in 24 hours
  • Difficulty breathing, heavy and laboured breathing
  • Coughing fits
  • Pain signs like vocalising, howling, becoming very quiet or aggressive, not eating, trembling
  • Eye injuries
  • Fights with other cats or dogs
  • Seizures or staggering
  • Fractured bones or difficulty/inability to move legs
  • Car accidents
  • Obvious signs of pain or anxiety
  • Difficulty walking or collapse
  • If you suspect your pet has eaten something poisonous such as chocolate, raisins, antifreeze
  • Inability to pass urine or faeces or pain associated with passing urine or faeces
  • Refusal to eat or drink for 24 hours or more
  • If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have such as a toy or item of clothing
  • Unresponsiveness or unconsciousness
  • Bleeding
  • Excessive panting which continues longer than is normal for your dog

If your Pet shows any signs like these or if you are concerned, don’t wait, call during Opening Hours. The earlier we identify what’s going on the better.

Opening Hours

  • Monday

    9:30am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday

    9:30am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday

    9:30am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday

    9:30am – 6:00pm
  • Friday

    Emergency Appointments Only
  • Saturday

    10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sunday

Call us on(021)2067700

Emergency Line

Our after hours Emergency Line is (021) 2067701. This is NOT an information line. If you need to bring your pet into us after opening hours there is a €160 Emergency Fee. So call during normal opening hours if you have concerns, as a call costs you nothing. Don’t delay if you can.

Do NOT give any human medication to Pets, it can make things worse, cause organ damage or worse!