At Brentwood Animal Hospital, we understand a pet emergency can be stressful and scary. Our Pensacola veterinarian team has years of experience helping cats, dogs, and other animals during urgent medical crises.

We can treat urgent medical emergencies at our facility or refer pet owners to other clinics for continued care or after-hours attention.

A few of the most common emergencies we see include:

  • Pregnancy and whelping complications
  • Bloat
  • Heatstroke 
  • Electrocution and burns
  • Blunt trauma including broken bones and head injury (e.g., hit by a car, fall from heights, physical abuse)
  • Bites, lacerations, and wounds
  • Dehydration 
  • Addison’s crisis
  • Allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock
  • Near-drowning
  • Foreign body obstruction and choking
  • Accidental poisoning (e.g., with toxic food, rat poison, household chemicals, etc.)
  • Caval syndrome (heartworm-related acute cardiovascular failure) 
  • Cystitis

Signs Your Pet May Be Suffering an Emergency

Call your local vet immediately if you witness any of the following:

  • Known major trauma (you may also see or infer that your pet ate something toxic)
  • Respiratory distress
  • Obvious wounds, broken bones, or bleeding
  • Seizures and collapse
  • Struggling to urinate or defecate
  • Restless and anxious behavior
  • Increased vocalization
  • Sudden swelling, especially in the belly
  • Weakness, lethargy, disorientation, and uncoordinated movements
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours (or if there is blood present)

Give us a call at 850-434-2646 if you think your pet requires emergency care. We’re also happy to direct you to other nearby emergency animal clinics outside regular business hours.