In the event of an emergency, call your veterinarian. If it’s after-hours, don’t hesitate to call us at (727) 786-5755. By calling, we will be able to advise you (for example, on transportation of a pet with severe trauma) and be prepared for your pet’s arrival.

Keep in mind that, when sick or injured, even pets that are normally gentle can become aggressive or bite. If so, they should be handled carefully and may require a muzzle.

Sometimes, your pet’s illness or injury is not so obvious. Like a young child, your dog or cat cannot tell you exactly what is wrong; so you want to be aware of changes in its behavior and signs like cuts and scrapes.

At Animal Emergency + Urgent Care, we make seeking treatment easier and more accessible by staying open seven days a week — nights, weekends, and all holidays.