(727) 786-5755


Pet Emergency: What to Do

  1. Stay Calm
  2. Call (727) 786-5755
  3. Be prepared with info:
    • Type/Breed
    • Details of problem
    • Any changes
  4. Be aware. Pets may bite if ill or injured.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 5:30PM-7:00AM
Weekend: Saturday Noon -
     7:00AM Monday morning
Open 24 hours

(727) 786-5755


30610 US Highway 19 N,
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

One block north of Curlew Road on the west side Please call ahead for advice and so we can prepare your arrival.

Directions to
Veterinary Clinic

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Heat Stroke for Dogs and Other Pets

Heatstoke Dog in CarHeat stroke is a threat everywhere, but especially in Florida. Surprisingly, the condition is not always most frequent in the summer. Rather, it's common in the spring or the fall, when the weather is changing. In the middle of July, most owners know better than to leave their pet in a parked car or running outside for long periods. During spring, fall, or even winter, some owners misjudge how hot it actually can get in the yard or the car, especially when the temperature is less than 80 degrees.

A pet's temperature can increase quickly and dramatically if your pet is left in a parked car or becomes excited, often within 15 minutes.

Signs of heat stroke include:

  • Fatigue
  • Disorientation
  • Pet feeling hot to the touch
  • Excessive salivation.

If you suspect that your pet is overheated, immediately wash him down with cool water. Take him to your veterinarian right away, since Heat Stroke is a serious pet emergency and is potentially fatal. Sometimes, after a pet subject to heat stroke is cooled, he might appear normal for a while, when in fact serious organ damage is happening. Your pet should always be examined by a vet after an apparent bout with heat stroke.

On evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, call Animal Emergency at 727-786-5755.

The information provided on this site is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace professional care from your veterinarian.?