Providing Emergency Pet Care Services to Mount Prospect, IL

Did your pet get into the bowl of Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses? Are they exhibiting unusual and alarming behaviors? Are they limping? If your pet has an urgent medical concern, please contact us immediately at (847) 296-1188. Our veterinarians and support staff are equipped and trained to act quickly when admitting and treating emergency cases during regular business hours. Many of us are pet parents, too, and we know how stressful these situations can be.

Emergency Vet in Mount Prospect, IL: Puppy Laying Down
Emergency Vet in Mount Prospect, IL: Owner Scratching Cat's Chin

Warning Signs

We believe that every pet parent should be able to recognize if their companion is having an emergency. Common warning signs include:

  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing/labored breathing
  • Rapid/irregular heart beat
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Chronic vomiting/diarrhea
  • Limping/lameness
  • Sleeping all the time
  • Unable to walk or stand
  • Bite injuries (bite wounds can result in serious internal damage that isn’t always obvious on the surface)
  • Choking/gagging
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Pale gums
  • Abnormally high body temperature
  • Collapse
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vocalizing/whimpering constantly
  • Unable to urinate
  • Ate something poisonous/toxic
  • Blood in vomit or stool

Emergency Referral Hospitals

If our hospital is closed but your pet needs urgent care, please contact one of the numbers below.
Veterinary Specialty Center

Phone: (847) 459-7535
1515 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089