Why would I need an Emergency Housecall for my pet?

  1. You are unable to lift a heavy dog.
  2. The pet is trapped and struggling, damaging her/himself.
  3. Attempts to move the pet are a physical danger to you, your pet or both.
  4. Transport to a veterinary care facility is unavailable or impossible.

Try Instant Consultâ„¢ to speak to a live veterinarian to help you determine if you have a true medical emergency or if there are measures you take until you can obtain the next available regular appointment with a veterinarian.


A. Rapid breathing 30-40 breaths per minute is normal >60 is indicating pain, low oxygen or both.

B. Bleeding from wound or any orifice. If possible apply pressure to wound. Muzzle dog if in pain you may get bitten.

C. Unable to urinate AND the pet is lethargic, vomiting and/or howling.

D. Repeated vomiting AND weakness

E. Pregnant animal in labor straining to deliver for 1-2 hours with no success

F. Sudden change of mentation: wobbly, falling, suddenly unable to get up

G. Squinting, painful eye and rubbing at it

H. Poison ingestion: Induce vomiting (except if acid-give milk) with 1-2 tsp of hydrogen peroxide orally within 20 min of ingestion

Call for instant phone consult if not sure: (323) 238-2368