Emergency Vet Care

Our DeRidder, LA, and Leesville, LA, locations offer emergency vet care for dogs and cats during regular business hours. For a 24-hour emergency vet, we recommend contacting one of our referral hospitals:

Understanding Pet Emergencies

Since pets can’t tell us when they’re sick or in need of immediate medical care, it’s up to us to know the signs. The following symptoms and situations indicate an emergency situation that requires pet urgent care:

  • Difficulty breathing (excessive panting, coughing)
  • Wounds from an encounter with a wild animal
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Eye injuries
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Blood in vomit, urine, or stool
  • Blood coming from the mouth, ears, eyes, or nose
  • Ingestion of a known toxic substance
  • Seizures
  • Collapse or unconsciousness
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Pressing head against a wall or other surface

Any time your pet is not themselves and they experience a change in behavior, it’s worth making an appointment to visit the vet! If you are ever unsure about your pet’s well-being, you can always call us at either of our locations for expert advice and guidance on whether or not they need medical care.

sick dog with sad eyes emergency vet care in DeRidder, LA, and Leesville, LA