Pet Emergency Carein Kingston, NY

Serious health problems, injuries, and illness require immediate care. When your pet urgently needs to see a veterinarian, Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley offers quality emergency care.
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Pet Emergency Care

While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you can do so, it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival so the animal gets needed medical care that much quicker.

Signs your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety Tips:

Pets severely ill or injured may bite, claw, or act aggressively toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet responds aggressively.

If a dog is unable to move, create an improvised stretcher to assist. Make sure the neck is supported.

Slowly place a blanket or towel over the head for the cat to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet and what was ingested and then recommend what action should be taken.