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What is a pet emergency?

Not sure if you need an emergency Vet, we have a list of what we think is a Veterinary Emergency

Pets don't always become ill when it is a convenient time for us,it can happen when we least expect it. That is why we provide an Emergency Vets service and are open 7 days a week to facilitate the people and pets who need us most. We know how stressful these emergency situation can be. Don't ever worry, call us and we can help. Never feel like you are bothering us with a trivial complaint.

If it is enough for you to consider reading this page, then you should call us.

We are one of the few Emergency Vet Hospitals in Dublin & Meath that open on Sundays & Bank Holidays. Our Clonsilla and Dundrum Hospitals are open 7 days a week and will have access to all your medical records from any of our other surgeries. All our clinics have an Emergency Veterinary Service. So you don't need to worry about ongoing medical conditions that your pet is being treated for. Our Vets, will be able to pick up from your last visit. So even if you need a Sunday Vet or need a Vet late at night, just call one of our phone numbers to get through to our Emergency Vets.

When do I need to see an Emergency Vet?

Sometimes, you may be unsure if your dog or cat needs emergency care. Never take a risk. Always call us and find out whether you need to be seen or not.

Our Emergency Vets and Emergency Vet Nurses will be able to advise you over the phone and help you.

Some conditions, listed below, always require emergency veterinary treatment for your cat or dog. Please note, not all emergency conditions are listed here.

  • Eating a large amount of chocolate
  • Eating human medication (Paracetamol, Oral Contraceptives, Arthritis Drugs, Heart Medication etc)
  • Suspected poisoning (rat poison, anti-freeze, slug pellets etc)
  • Household toxins (grapes, raisins, lilies, artificial sweetener...)
  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhoea for over 24 hours
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Dullness, lethargy and not eating for over 24 hours
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Heat stroke
  • Seizures or collapse
  • Open wounds
  • Stings, bites, allergic reactions
  • Eye pain, squinting or discharge
  • Trouble passing urine