Emergency Info 2018-08-13T09:43:38+00:00

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.

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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

Emergency Fees

The services and care at the Pet Emergency Clinic are carefully and thoughtfully priced for our Spokane community.   However, we are a specialty service and our fees reflect the level of medical care provided outside traditional clinic hours.  Much like a human emergency room, our fees are higher than a standard primary care provider.   You are encouraged to discuss any questions you may have about our fees with the staff.

A written estimate will be provided when requested.  All charges are to be paid at the time services are provided.

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.  You can also visit CareCredit or call them at (800) 677-0718.

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(509) 326-6670

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

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

Holidays:
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