Emergency Vet Care Services in Pineville, NC

Situations happen that can leave our pets in need of emergency vet care. For example, they may need help due to an accident, injury, or sudden illness. Whatever the situation, Friendship Animal Hospital is there to help animals in need. We handle everything from broken bones to emergency surgery. Our staff understands the special connection we forge with pets and that you want them treated with care and empathy.

During office hours, we are fully equipped and ready to help with all of your emergency and critical care needs.

If you find that you need emergency assistance after hours, we recommend any of the three emergency facilities below. They are available when we are closed and we trust them for quality care! In the event you have to visit the emergency clinic we can get the records so we can follow up if your pet needs further care.

For your convenience, we have provided the contact and website information for all after-hours locations here.

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After Business Hours

Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency (C.A.R.E.)
3726 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-457-2300

After Business Hours

Carolina Veterinary Specialist (CVS)
2225 Township Road, Charlotte, NC 28273

Phone: 704-504-9608

After Business Hours

Carolina Veterinary Specialist (CVS)
Matthews area 4099, Campus Ridge Road Matthews, NC 28104

Phone: 704-815-3838

How to Know if You Need Emergency Vet Care

Sometimes pets consume something they shouldn’t, which leaves them sick. They may end up getting hurt because of an attack by another animal, getting entangled in something sharp, or getting hit by a car. Friendship Animal Hospital is there for you in any of the following situations:

  • Poisoning
  • Problems breathing
  • Bite wounds
  • Sudden collapse
  • Neurological issues
  • Eye problems
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Problem urinating or defecating
  • Pain in the abdomen

Getting immediate help from an emergency vet can make a big difference in your pet’s quality of life. Friendship Animal Hospital makes sure your furry companion is made safe and comfortable before beginning our evaluation. We keep you informed of everything we discover and the procedures necessary to help your pet recover.

Emergency Vet Care Services in Pineville, NC

How We Can Help

Our facility comes fully equipped to handle any pet emergencies or critical care needs with services like:

  • Providing IV fluids
  • Performing diagnostics tests
  • Pain management
  • Monitoring vitals like blood pressure and oxygen levels

Put your pet’s care in the hands of veterinary professionals who understand the importance of your furriest family members.

Signs Of a Pet Emergency

It’s important that you keep an eye out for any signs of trouble with your pet’s health, including:

  • Weak pulse
  • Constant vomiting
  • Signs of blood in diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Dehydration
  • Seizures
  • Pale gums

If your dog has a hunched appearance and can’t seem to vomit, it could be a sign of Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV) or stomach bloat. It’s a condition where the stomach swells to the point where it cuts off veins that supply blood to the abdomen. GDV can cause enough organ damage to cause death to a dog within an hour.

Pineville, NC Emergency Vet

Tips on Stabilizing Pets During an Emergency

  • Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding limbs
  • If your pet appears to be choking, try to remove the obstruction with your fingers or by rapping on the animal’s chest
  • Perform CPR by holding your pet’s mouth closed, blowing air through the nostrils every three seconds
  • If your pet’s heart stops beating, apply three rapid chest compressions to match each breath

If your furry companion ends up in distress, don’t hesitate to call Friendship Animal Hospital for emergency vet care at 704-889-7387.