Emergency Info 2019-05-14T00:19:31+00:00

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.  A list of toxic substances for cats and dogs may be found here.
  • 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
  • Porcupine Quills
  • Any marked change in behavior

Dealing With Emergencies

Emergency Tips

  1. Be cautious when handling injured pets.  Animals in pain frequently become aggressive, even when they are normally friendly.
  2. DO NOT attempt home remedies. They frequently make the situation worse.
  3. If your pet ate medication, rodent poison, chocolate, or any other potentially toxic item bring the wrapper/container with you.
  4. If your pet has ingested a potentially poisonous substance, you can call  National Animal Poison Control at 1(888) 426-4435.  Please be aware there is a consultation fee associated with this service.  They will provide you with a case number that can be referenced if your pet needs emergency treatment by one of our veterinarians.
  5. Try to remain calm.

PEC is fully equipped to provide blood typing and cross matching for blood transfusions.

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

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.  A list of toxic substances for cats and dogs may be found here.
  • 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
  • Porcupine Quills
  • Any marked change in behavior

Dealing With Emergencies

Emergency Tips

  1. Be cautious when handling injured pets.  Animals in pain frequently become aggressive, even when they are normally friendly.
  2. DO NOT attempt home remedies. They frequently make the situation worse.
  3. If your pet ate medication, rodent poison, chocolate, or any other potentially toxic item bring the wrapper/container with you.
  4. If your pet has ingested a potentially poisonous substance, you can call  National Animal Poison Control at 1(888) 426-4435.  Please be aware there is a consultation fee associated with this service.  They will provide you with a case number that can be referenced if your pet needs emergency treatment by one of our veterinarians.
  5. Try to remain calm.

PEC is fully equipped to provide blood typing and cross matching for blood transfusions.

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

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