Please call VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona located at 1648 N Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ for after hours emergencies. Their phone number is 480-898-0001.
If you have found a pet or are looking for yours, call the Humane Society of Central Arizona, phone number 928-474-5590 or Animal Control at 928-474-5177.
Emergency or not?
Here are some signs that you should be heading in to the veterinarian:
*Seizure, fainting or collapse. *Eye injury, no matter how mild. *Vomiting or diarrhea - anything more than two or three times within an hour or so. *Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face, or hives. *Any suspected poisoning, see chart to the right. *Thermal stress - either from being too hot or too cold. *Any wound or laceration that's open and bleeding, or any animal bite. *Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the pet seems fine. *Any respiratory problem: trouble breathing, severe cough. *Male cat straining to urinate and not producing urine. *Painful pet - panting, lethargy, restlessness, crying out, loss of appetite. *Non-weight bearing on a leg.
When in doubt, err on the side of caution, always. Better to be dead wrong about a minor medical problem than to have a pet who's dead because you guessed wrong about a major one!
Chocolate Xylitol (gum or candies) Rat poison Antifreeze Grapes/Raisins Alcohol Cleaning Products Medications (NO aspirin in cats!) Paint/Solvents Some plants Onions Macadamia nuts
Go to www.aapcc.org for a complete list. Animal Poison Control - 1-800-426-4435