Emergency Info 2017-09-20T15:52:10+00:00

Dealing With Emergencies

Emergency Tips

  1. Be cautious when handling injured animals. Animals in pain frequently become aggressive. Use a muzzle for dogs (one can be made from a length of rope or gauze), or wrap a cat in a thick towel.
  2. Call the Pet Emergency Clinic (509-326-6670) and discuss your pet’s condition with the staff.
  3. DO NOT attempt home remedies. They frequently make the situation worse.
  4. Carefully note the address, and get directions to PEC if necessary.
  5. Try to remain calm.

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no matter what

Board certified specialists in veterinary surgery, radiology, and internal medicine have their offices in the PEC facility and are available by referral.

Is it an Emergency?

Does your pet need emergency care? Here are situations and answers to common questions that necessitate a call or visit to PEC.

How do I know if my pet needs veterinary care?

  • My pet ate rat poison, chocolate, pills, or fill-in-the-blank
  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • Any trauma (hit by car, lacerations, etc.)
  • Lethargy or unusual restlessness
  • Seizure activity
  • Difficulty urinating, bloody urine, unable to urinate
  • Rapid swelling or distention, especially on head or abdomen
  • Vomiting / loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea / constipation
  • Excessive salivation
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficult or unusual movement
  • Elevated or sudden drop in body temperature
  • Rapid or extremely slow pulse
  • Excessive coughing or sneezing
  • Excessive water consumption
  • Any marked change in behavior

If you see any of the above changes in your pet or your pet has consumed something s/he shouldn’t have, please call 509-326-6670

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Emergency Tips

  1. Be cautious when handling injured animals. Animals in pain frequently become aggressive. Use a muzzle for dogs (one can be made from a length of rope or gauze), or wrap a cat in a thick towel.
  2. Call the Pet Emergency Clinic and discuss your pet’s condition with the staff.
  3. DO NOT attempt home remedies. They frequently make the situation worse.
  4. Carefully note the address, and get directions to PEC if necessary.
  5. Try to remain calm.

Emergency Fees

The fees charged at the Pet Emergency Clinic are those usual and customary for the Spokane community. You are encouraged to discuss any questions you may have about our fees with the staff or veterinarian on duty.

A written estimate will be provided when requested. All charges are to be paid at the time of discharge of your pet.

For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Card. Information to apply for a health care credit card is available from the clinic.

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Contact Us!

(509) 326-6670

Monday through Friday:
5:00 pm to 8:00 am

Weekends:
5:00 pm Friday to 8:00 am Monday

Holidays:
open 24 hours