Emergency Veterinary Care – Small Animal
At IRVC we strive to be available for your pets whether it’s their annual care routine or when an emergency arises. Unfortunately, due to the current high demand across the nation, we may need to refer you to a 24/7 Veterinary facility. We understand this may cause added stress to you and your pet and appreciate your understanding. Below we have added recommended referrals.
Red River Emergency Hospital
4491 23rd Ave S
Fargo ND 58104
Animal Emergency & Referral Center
University of Minnesota
Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Ave
St. Paul Mn 55108
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is a resource every pet parent should know about. You can call their pet poison control hotline at 888-426-4435 any hour of the day or night, and any day of the year including weekends and holidays
Listed below are common emergency ailments that should be seen by a veterinarian.
- Straining or unable to urinate (especially male cats)
- Vomiting/diarrhea lasting for more than 24 hours
- Trauma (hit by car, multiple injuries)
- Trouble breathing, choking or continuous coughing
- Swollen, bleeding or trauma to the eyes
- Swelling in the stomach/Bloat
- Ingesting toxins including but not limited to Poison (Rat bait or chemical), plants, legal/illegal drugs.
- Seizures that continue in clusters where the pet does not come return to normalcy.
- Swollen limbs
- Heat Stroke
- Pale or Blue Gums
- Trouble during active labor
- Instability to stand or unable use legs