What are some common conditions/signs that require emergency care?

  • Trauma, including injuries caused by a car, bite, bullet, knife, fall or burn
  • Trouble or difficulty breathing
  • Shock (signs can include weakness, pale mucous membranes in pet’s mouth, cold extremities and an abnormal heart rate)
  • Trouble or difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Neurologic disease such as seizures, difficulty or inability to walk, collapse or lack of responsiveness
  • Poison or toxic liquid/substance ingestion
  • Abnormal or extended recovery from recent anesthesia or a surgical procedure
  • Swollen or distended abdomen
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Allergic reaction, such as hives or swelling
  • Dystocia (difficulty or trouble giving birth)
  • Snake bite

Veterinary Specialty Care
Mt Pleasant Emergencies
843-216-7554
985 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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North Charleston Emergencies
843-744-3372
3163 West Montague Ave North Charleston, SC 29418

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
Charleston/West Ashley Emergencies
843-614-8387 (VETS)
3484 Shelby Ray Court Charleston, SC 29414

ASPCA Animal Poison Control
1-888-426-4435

Pet Poison Helpline
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