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Dunes Animal Hospital

Emergency Care

Our experienced emergency veterinarians and staff are equipped to handle pet emergencies as they arise. Please call us immediately if your pet is experiencing an emergency at (605) 242-5412.

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet needs.  Emergencies can be things such as rodenticide poisoning, hit by a car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call. 

We also offer after-hour emergency services for our clients. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (605) 242-5412 and our machine will give you instructions on how to reach the veterinarian. 

Common signs that your pet may have a medical health emergency:

  • Difficulty or stopped breathing

  • Gum or tongue discoloration (often blue or red)

  • Large open wounds with excessive bleeding or visible bone

  • Sudden collapse and/or difficulty getting back up

  • Unresponsiveness or difficulty to rouse

  • A snake or insect bite or sting on your pet that is causing a severe reaction

  • A bite from any animal whose vaccination history you aren’t familiar with

  • Seizures

  • Sudden paralysis of the back legs (especially in cats)

  • Excessive panting, drooling, vomiting or diarrhea, staggering or lethargy, and lack of urine production may be symptoms of anaphylactic shock

  • Swelling of the skin or face, hives, excessive salivation, and vomiting or diarrhea may be symptoms of heatstroke

If your pet is exhibiting any of the above symptoms or other severe signs of illness, call or visit us as soon as possible. Our experienced emergency care veterinary staff is here to help you and your pet in your time of need at our state-of-the-art facilities in Dakota Dunes, SD.