Madison County Pet Emergencies

Emergency Veterinary Care in HuntsvilleWhen Care Can't Wait

The veterinary team at Pennington Animal Hospital understands that medical emergencies for a beloved pet can and often do happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your pet's needs, we work to make sure you have access to 24/7 emergency care. During our regular business hours, our Huntsville medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call 256.883.4148 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facilities:

Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama
2112 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 533-7600

Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital
2117 Veterans Drive, SE
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 350-7001
(800) 320-7001

Signs You Should Seek Emergency Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate

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