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Alpharetta Veterinary Specialty & Emergency


You know your pet better than anyone! If your instincts tell you something’s wrong, listen to them and call us. We’re always here for you.

A Veterinarian Examining an X-Ray with His Patient (Dog)

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 or topical exposure

  • Abnormal or extended recovery from recent anesthesia or a surgical procedure

  • Swollen or distended abdomen

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  • Allergic reaction, such as hives, facial or truncal swelling or difficulty breathing

  • Snake bite