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Emergency Pet Care in Tracy

Having a Pet Emergency in Tracy?

At Paws & Claws Veterinary Hospital, we refer emergency cases to the veterinary hospitals listed below. If your pet needs care during our regular hours, contact us for more information. After hours, contact one of these hospitals.

Call 209-832-4444

After Hours Emergencies

If you are experiencing an emergency with your pet, please contact one of the following veterinary animal hospitals.

Contact Iron Horse

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 925-556-1234

Contact Sage

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 925-574-7243

Contact Standiford Vet 

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 209-577-3481

Contact Taylor Veterinary

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 209-669-8600

What To Do In An Emergency

The emergency process will be easier for you and for your pet if you know what you can expect from a visit to one of the above emergency veterinary clinics. The following are the steps you should follow if your pet is experiencing an emergency:

Call Ahead If You Can

We understand that, in an emergency situation, you may not be able to call a hospital in advance, but it's always best if you can.

If you have time, ask the hospital you will be visiting about whether or not they have a New Patient Form you could fill out in advance. 

Get To An Emergency Hospital Right Away

A member of the veterinary team at the emergency hospital will show you to an exam room. There, you may be asked to fill out a New Patient Form if you haven't been able to do so yet.

A veterinary technician will triage your pet and then a vet will conduct a comprehensive exam. 

Determine Treatment

After your pet has been assessed, a member of the veterinary team at the emergency hospital will develop a treatment plan for your companion to ensure your pet gets the best possible treatment. 

They will keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet's medical history to ensure seamless, integrated care that meets your pet's needs.

Animal Emergency FAQs

Emergency veterinary care involves the treatment of animals in situations that require immediate medical attention or could potentially be life-threatening.

  • What is considered an emergency?

    The following situations are considered to be emergencies and will require immediate care. If your pet has been injured, had an accident, or is experiencing any of the following symptoms, bring them to an emergency veterinary hospital as soon as possible.

    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Obvious signs of extreme anxiety or pain 
    • Bleeding that hasn't stopped, or severe bleeding 
    • Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24-hours
    • Heatstroke or heat stress 
    • Unconsciousness
    • Pain associated with passing feces or urinating, or inability to pass feces or urinate 
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine
    • Staggering and/or seizures
    • Severe lameness, fractured bones or inability to remove legs
    • You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • What emergency services do you offer?

    Paws & Claws Veterinary Hospital is not able to offer emergency veterinary services. Instead, we are happy to refer patients in need of emergency services to any of the veterinary hospitals listed above. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    If it's possible, it is always best to call an emergency veterinary hospital before you arrive. However, vets understand that emergency situations can develop very quickly and that this is not always possible. 

    If your situation does not allow time for you to call, please do not hesitate to bring your pet to one of the emergency hospitals above for immediate veterinary medical attention. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Paws & Claws Veterinary Hospital is open during the following hours for scheduled veterinary appointments:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed

    For emergency services, contact one of the hospitals listed above.

  • How long will we have to wait to see an emergency vet?

    A veterinary emergency pet hospital works similarly to an emergency department at a human hospital: the pace can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    Veterinarians won't be able to predict which cases they will see and when they will arrive, but they will prioritize cases based on medical needs. 

  • Will an emergency vet keep in touch with our primary care veterinarian?

    Yes, they will keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet's medical history and files to ensure your pet receives seamless integrated care. 

Caring for Pets in Tracy

Paws & Claws Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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