Is your pet having difficulty breathing or experiencing excessive vomiting? Is your dog or cat unable to walk normally? Your pet may be experiencing an emergency and require prompt emergency vet care from our team at Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital. If your companion is facing a true emergency during our business hours, please contact Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital right away at (908) 704-6700. We can discuss triaging them here or refer them to a nearby hospital depending on the severity of their condition.
What Is a Pet Emergency?
We may not always know when our pet requires attention from an emergency veterinarian. There are some common behaviors or symptoms that can indicate your pet needs to be seen immediately, including:
- Trouble breathing
- Not eating or drinking
- Difficulty or inability to pass stool or urine
- Seeming lethargic or disoriented
- Unable to walk
- Loss of consciousness
- Continuous vomiting or diarrhea
- Ingested a toxin (pills, household chemicals, chocolate, etc.)
- Experienced a traumatic event (hit by a car, attacked by another animal, etc.)
Our After-Hours Emergency Referrals
The Bridgewater Vet team may triage your pet here, or we may refer them to one of the hospitals below. If our animal hospital is closed or if your companion needs specialized care, we recommend the following hospitals: