Emergency Services

Although no one wants to think about it, there may be a time when your cat needs urgent medical help:

Location: 201 Brownlow Ave Burnside Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1W2

During office hours (M-Th 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9-2) call: (902) 423-7877 OR (902) 423-2529

Depending on our availability and the urgency we may have you bring your cat into the clinic or refer you to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic (MAEC) which we subscirbe to for 24 hour/7 days a week emergency care. As one of our clients you will receive a member courtesy discount on your emergency exam fee at MAEC.  Your pet’s records will be sent to us promptly so that proper follow up can be performed.  MAEC is the only fully staffed emergency clinic in Nova Scotia.  Their veterinarians are dedicated to emergency medicine and take ongoing continuing education in that field to remain up to date in the latest and best emergency medicine practices. 

After hours call:

Metro Animal Emergency Clinic902-468-0674

 

Is this an Emergency or can it wait until tomorrow?

If in doubt – call your veterinarian!

There are many situations that may constitute an emergency – if in doubt please call and we will direct you. Some examples of emergencies are:

  • Not urinating-especially male cats, can be a life-threatening emergency!
  • Trauma – ex: hit by car, lacerations, fractures and more
  • Lily ingestion and other toxins – click here to learn more.
  • Vomiting everytime your cat eats or drinks, unable to keep anything down
  • Not eating- unlike humans, cats can suffer life threatening liver damage if they go too long without eating
  • Many more…

There are many toxic houseplants/flowers out there, please check out the ASPCA’s website with images and listings of toxic and non-toxic plants and flowers.