Emergency & Urgent Vet Care in South Loop, Chicago, IL
If you're uncertain whether your pet is in need of urgent care or emergency care, contact us regardless and we’ll help you decide what to do next. Emergencies can be subtle, and it is always better to be safe!
If you are viewing this page and our hospital is closed for the evening, please see below for our after-hours emergency vet recommendations.
Common Pet Emergencies
Any of the following behaviors or clinical signs listed below constitute a pet emergency, and should be addressed as soon as possible.
- Signs of severe pain (moving slowly, sleeping more than usual, not eating, flinching/crying when touched)
- Difficulty breathing (wheezing, choking)
- Panting heavily
- Acting lethargic, disoriented
- Hit by a car
- Falling from a high place
- Coughing, choking, or gagging
- Continuous vomiting/diarrhea
- Non-stop bleeding from a wound
- Attacked by an animal
- Unable to pass stool or urinate
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, or ears
- Burns, lacerations, or puncture wounds
- Limping, possible broken bone(s)