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  • Care Animal Emergency Services

  • CARE provides emergency and urgent care services for pets. Located inside the Animal Care Center of Plainfield, we offer 24-hour care designed to quickly treat veterinary medical crises whenever they occur.

    What to Expect at CARE

    We understand that pet emergencies can be stressful, overwhelming and frightening. When you bring your pet to CARE, you can do so with total confidence that both your pet’s needs and your concerns will be addressed. You will also be provided with a thorough treatment plan – including cost of care – to ensure transparency while safeguarding your pet’s health.

    While doing so is not mandatory, you are welcome to bring with you any relevant information – such as previous medical records and/or current medications – when visiting CARE with your pet. If your pet requires frequent treatment due to a chronic condition or recurring illness, we suggest maintaining a journal to help keep track of useful information, such as treatment schedules and responses to therapies.

    Recognizing A Pet Emergency

    You’re not alone if you’re wondering, “How do I know if my pet is having an emergency?” Seek medical attention immediately if your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms:
    • Trauma (motor vehicle accident, animal attacks, falls)
    • Problems with eyes or eyesight
    • Suspected broken bones
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Collapse, weakness and/or the inability to support weight or stand up
    • Seizures (lasting more than 2 minutes or multiple seizures within a 24 hour period)
    •Straining or unable to urinate
    • Difficulty or pain while defecating
    • Bleeding from the eyes, nose, mouth and/or blood in vomit, urine or feces
    • Excessive vomiting/diarrhea (particularly if lasting more than 24 hours)
    • Not eating/drinking for more than 24 hours
    • Pain (whining, panting, inability to get comfortable, arching back)
    • Distended and/or hard abdomen and/or retching/vomiting attempts
    • Ingestion of household chemicals (soap, drain cleaner, potpourri, essential oils)
    • Ingestion of human or other pet’s medications
    • Ingestion of foreign object(s)
    • Ingestion of chocolate, grapes, raisins, sugar-free products containing xylitol, rat/mouse bait, garlic, rodenticides, petroleum products, and/or antifreeze
    • Heat stroke
    • Difficulty delivering puppies/kittens (active contractions with no birth within 60 minutes or more than 4 hours between deliveries)

    Hours of Operation

    Our hours of operation are as follows:
    Monday-Friday 8pm-8am
    Saturday 3pm-9am
    Sunday 5pm-8am
    A veterinarian is on staff in the hospital during all hours of operation, and insurance forms can be filled out by the attending veterinarian. No appointments are necessary to be seen by a CARE physician.

    CARE Services

    Our services include:
    • Overnight hospitalized care
    • Open floor plans for hospitalized patients
    • Isolation unit
    • Post-surgical monitoring
    • Oxygen therapy
    • Blood pressure monitoring
    • Diagnostic laboratory services