If your Pet is in Distress or has an Emergency
If your pet has an Emergency during regular business hours, please call 828-697-1717
If an emergency occurs outside of All Saints Animal Hospital’s regular business hours, we refer to two local 24-hour facilities for Emergencies:
Western North Carolina Regional Animal Hospital
205 N Highland Lake Rd
Flat Rock, NC 28731
It IS An Emergency If:
• Your pet isn’t breathing or you can’t feel a heartbeat.
• Your pet is unconscious and won’t wake up.
• Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, or she is vomiting blood.
• You suspect any broken bones.
• Your pet is having trouble breathing or has something stuck in her throat.
• Your pet has had or is having a seizure.
• Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth, or there is blood in her urine or feces.
• You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication that wasn’t prescribed to her, or household cleansers.
• Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining to urinate, or is unable to urinate. Get Help Quickly if your Male Cat is Straining in the Litterbox.
• Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize.
• Your pet collapses or suddenly can’t stand up.
• Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented.
• You can see irritation or injury to your pet’s eyes, or she suddenly seems to become blind.
• Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or she’s gagging and trying to vomit.
• You see symptoms of heatstroke.
• Any trauma – even if the pet appears to be acting normally.
Being hit by a car
Falling out of a window
A fight with another animal
A blunt object or falling more than a few feet
• Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.