"Where Critical Care & Compassion Meet"

                   
                719.544.7788
  
      
                                      712 Fortino Blvd.
                                    Pueblo, CO  81008
                                     (Between the Main Post Office & Elizabeth)

                                                      HOURS:
                                 Monday-Friday 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 a.m.
                                 Weekends and Holidays: open 24 hours

Welcome to the Pueblo Area Pet Emergency Hospital, an after hours veterinary facility that provides emergency medical care for your pet.  We are an emergency and critical care hospital that was established through the cooperative efforts of many of the Pueblo Area veterinary practices. The emergency team works closely with area veterinarians to provide after hours hospitalization and immediate care.  We communicate regularly with your pet’s primary care veterinarian and work closely with all involved to provide the best care available.

We provide emergency and critical care for companion animals including dogs, cats and some pocket pets.  The hospital is equipped to handle all emergency and urgent care situations that may arise with your pet.

The following symptoms are definite emergencies and require immediate medical attention:


  • Your pet isn’t breathing or you can’t feel a heartbeat.
  • Your pet is unconscious and won’t wake up.
  • Traumas such as being hit by a car, falling from a height or experiencing a blunt force, even if the animal is not showing any ill effects!
  • Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, or is vomiting blood.
  • You suspect any broken bones.
  • Your pet is having trouble breathing or has something stuck in the throat.
  • Your pet has had or is having a seizure.
  • Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth, or there is blood in urine or feces.
  • You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication that wasn’t prescribed to, or household cleansers.
  • Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining to urinate, or is unable to.
  • Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize.
  • Your pet collapses or suddenly can’t stand up.
  • Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented.
  • You can see irritation or injury to your pet’s eyes, or suddenly seems to become blind.
  • Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or gagging and trying to vomit.
  • You see symptoms of heatstroke.
  • Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.
  • Your pet has been bitten by a rattlesnake.
  • Your pet has bite wounds or lacerations.


If you have an emergency at this time, please do not hesitate to proceed directly to our hospital.  If you have any questions regarding your pet or need additional instructions prior to your arrival, please contact us at 719.544.7788.

We look forward to being able to assist you and your pet.

 
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