Daytime Emergency Services
Daytime Emergency Services at Animal Hospital of Cambridge
When an accident or illness happens, our team is here to help.
In the event of an emergency with your pet:
- Call us at 519.624.9760 right away and provide us with all details regarding your pet’s condition.
- A team member will instruct you on the next steps. We are located in Cambridge, just off the 401. Close to surrounding areas include Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Brantford, Ontario.
The information we collect from you about your pet is vital from the moment you call us at the Animal Hospital of Cambridge. Here are some of the questions you can expect our staff to ask depending on the emergency or illness at hand.
When your pet is injured, they should be approached with caution. Dogs and cats may bite in response to pain and fear. Cats should be covered with a blanket before handling them.
Large dogs can be transported on a flat, firm surface such as plywood or board or a towel as a hammock. Cats and smaller dogs should be contained in a sturdy box or carrier. If you suspect there is a possibility of a spinal cord injury, pets should be handled very minimally to avoid excess movement and transported on a flat surface, lying on their side.
Note: Every emergency case is different and may need further special instructions. Please call us before performing these recommendations so we may accommodate your pet’s particular situation. A physical examination and consultation by the veterinarian will help your pet get the treatment they need as soon as possible. The following is a list of only a few of the emergencies that your pet may experience.
If your pet is having difficulty breathing:
If your pet is bleeding:
If your pet has ingested a toxic substance:
Consider the following questions:
If external contact with a toxic substance has occurred:
If your pet is seizing:
If your pet has a burn:
If your pet has heatstroke:
Maintain your pet in a cool environment, such as a car with air conditioning and seek medical attention ASAP.