We understand that emergencies happen when you own animals and we first advise not to panic. Your pet can read your emotions and will usually remain calm if you do. If you have an emergency, please call us first at 336-235-0770 before driving over. This way we can prepare ahead of time for when you and your cat walk in the door.
Sometimes emergencies happen at night, on weekends or on holidays when we are not normally open. If this occurs, please contact one of the emergency clinics below to assist you and your pet immediately. We trust them for quality care when we are unavailable. You can even request that they send a copy of the report to Cat Care Hospital.
Happy Tails Emergency Clinic 2936 Battleground Ave in Greensboro 336-288-2688
After Hours Emergency Clinic 5505 W Friendly Avenue in Greensboro 336-851-1990
Carolina Veterinary Specialists 501 Nicholas Road in Greensboro, NC 336-632-0605
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Signs Your Pet May Need Emergency Care
Your pet may need emergency care because of severe trauma—caused by an accident or fall—choking, heatstroke, an insect sting, household poisoning or other life-threatening situation. Here are some signs that emergency care is needed:
- 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 injured may act aggressively toward their pet parents, so it’s important to first protect yourself from injury.
For cats: Gently place a blanket or towel over the cat’s head to prevent biting; then slowly lift the cat and place him/her in an open-topped carrier or box. Take care to support the cat’s head and avoid twisting his/her neck in case they have suffered a spinal injury.
Once you feel confident and safe transporting your pet, immediately bring him/her to an emergency care facility. Ask a friend or family member to call the clinic so the staff knows to expect you and your pet.