Serious health problems, injuries, and illnesses require emergency pet services. When your pet urgently needs to see a veterinarian, Beaver Crossing Animal Hospital offers quality urgent care during our regular business hours. We do ask that you call in advance so we can prepare our staff for your arrival. Depending on the severity of the case and our daily workload we may refer you to one of our trusted emergency vets in the Lawrenceville, GA area.
If your pet has urgent care after those hours, we recommend the following 24-hour veterinary hospitals:
Saint Francis in Decatur
625 Dekalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 924-2000
BluePearl Pet Hospital in Lawrenceville
1956 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (770) 277-8600
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
- Excessive bleeding
Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner 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 reacts aggressively.
For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.
For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head 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 You Pet Has Eaten Something Poisonous
Call us at (770) 921-4981 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, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.