If you’re worried and don’t know whether your pet needs emergency care, call Dundee Animal Hospital at (847) 428-6114. Our trained staff will ask you questions to help determine if your pet needs emergency care or can wait until the family veterinarian is available.
Ingestion or suspected swallowing of antifreeze, rat poison, human medications,household cleaners, fertilizers, pesticides, or harmful chemicals
Trauma from a fall or being struck by a car
Unconsciousness or won’t wake up
Vomiting and/or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
Bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth
Blood in urine or feces
Signs of extreme pain, such as whining or shaking
Disorientation or bumping into objects
Swollen abdomen that is hard to the touch
Has gone more than 3-4 hours between delivering puppies or kittens
Strains or is unable to urinate (especially male cats)
Keep phone numbers for your regular veterinarian and Dundee Animal Hospital emergency care near the phone. Trust your instincts when deciding whether your pet needs urgent care.
If your pet gets sick or injured in the middle of the night, during a weekend or on a holiday, Dundee Animal Hospital’s emergency doctors can respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians are trained to handle any emergency or critical care situation. Our hospital is designed as an emergency facility and has the lifesaving equipment needed for all types of medical emergencies.
Dundee Animal Hospital features the latest medical equipment needed to provide critical care, including an EKG for heart monitoring, ultrasound, oxygen, x-ray unit, blood-pressure monitors, a ventilator, and an intensive care unit. If your pet needs emergency surgery, our doctors are trained, qualified surgeons.
Pets that require overnight hospitalization receive around-the-clock nursing care. Doctors and technicians monitor vital signs, give medications and treatments, and provide “TLC” when your pet needs to hear a comforting voice or feel a loving hand. Our team provides a wide range of emergency and critical care services, including caring for animals that need fluids, heart monitoring, oxygen, feeding tubes, emergency surgery, seizure monitoring, help giving birth to a litter, and acute care when a pet cannot be left alone.
We understand that pets are family members, and our staff will carefully listen to your concerns. Our doctors will clearly explain your pet’s condition, treatment options, expected outcomes, and the cost of emergency care. Our veterinarians also can offer an expert opinion to help guide you through difficult decisions.
Should your pet require specialized care that is not offered by our hospital, our veterinary staff will coordinate communications with a specialist in the area.
Dundee Animal Hospital is staffed around the clock with doctors and technicians with training in emergency and critical care. Our emergency doctors receive ongoing continuing education and belong to the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, which helps raise the level of patient care for seriously ill or injured animals through quality education and communication programs.
Our emergency doctors provide immediate care for your sick or injured pet, and if your family veterinarian is not a part of our hospital team, we work in partnership with your veterinarian for ongoing care. Trust and communication are the cornerstones of our relationships, within our practice or a referring veterinarian hospital. Your emergency doctor will send a report to your general family veterinarian the following morning, which describes your pet’s condition, test results, medications given, and any necessary follow-up care or checkups. The information that is sent to your family veterinarian becomes a permanent part of your pet’s medical history and records.