How to Know Your Pet is Having an Emergency

Little Dog at AVSG After Hours

It can be hard to determine if your cat or dog is in pain, ill, or just acting a bit strange. That is why it is essential to recognize the signs of a severe injury or illness. If your pet is experiencing any of the following conditions, please bring them in right away. If you are unsure, please call us anytime at  (949) 653-9300 to help determine if immediate care is necessary.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

  • Abdominal distention
  • Allergic reactions
  • Behavior changes (significant)
  • Bite wounds
  • Bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Coughing and/or choking
  • Cuts
  • Breathing problems
  • Urination problems
  • Eye injury
  • Frostbite
  • Heatstroke
  • Lethargy, collapse, profound weakness
  • Loss of the use of the rear legs
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Pain
  • Poison/Toxin ingestion
  • Seizures
  • Snake bites
  • Trauma
  • Unconsciousness
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea

AVSG After Hours provides state-of-the-art emergency and critical care for pets 24/7, every day of the year. We are located inside the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group building to the left of the Metro Link station at 2965 Edinger Avenue, Tustin (look for the purple sign!). No appointment is needed. Call 949-653-9300

AVSG After Hours provides a full range of services to diagnose and treat ill or injured pets, including:

  • Advanced life support/CPR
  • Blood transfusions
  • Emergency surgery
  • Enteral nutrition and feeding tube placement
  • Diagnostic imaging (digital x-ray, ultrasound)
  • Hospitalization in our Intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Isolation ward
  • Onsite pharmacy
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pain management
  • STAT laboratory

Question about Emergency Care? Send us a Message!

Complete this form for non-urgent questions. If your pet needs emergency care, please call 949-653-9300 or come directly to AVSG After Hours at 2965 EDINGER AVE TUSTIN, CA 92780. Look for the purple sign!

Ask AVSG After Hours

AVSG After Hours is committed to working in partnership with your primary care veterinarian. During your pet’s stay, we will communicate directly with you and your primary care veterinarian and always provide prompt and complete medical records to ensure continuity of care after discharge. And, as part of the AVSG family, we have direct access to veterinary specialists in dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, and surgery.

You can trust that your pet is in the best care in the most serious situations.