Emergency Pet Care

Find treatment fast.

If your dog, cat, or pocket pet is experiencing any of the following medical problems please call Big Creek Pet Hospital immediately for help (440) 234-5831 (after hours (216) 362-6000). These items could be a sign of a life-threatening problem, which can only be diagnosed and treated by a veterinarian.

  1. Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes
  2. Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Bleeding from Nose, Mouth, Rectum, or Blood in Urine/Bowel Movement
  5. Straining or Unable to Urinate or Defecate
  6. Eye Injury
  7. Poisoning
  8. Seizures, Stroke, and/or Staggering
  9. Severe lameness or inability to move leg(s), possible broken bones
  10. Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  11. Heat stress or heatstroke
  12. Hypothermia/Frostbite
  13. Vomiting or diarrhea
  14. Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  15. Unconsciousness
  16. Bloat or Distended Abdomen

While this list covers most problems you and your pet may face in the Cleveland, OH area, it doesn’t cover everything. Seek immediate veterinary medical care if you would go or take a family member to an Urgent Care or Emergency Room for the same problem.

Call us at (440) 234-5831 for help during our business hours.

After business hours please call:
Westside Animal Emergency Clinic
(216) 362-6000


Tips for handling an injured pet

Be careful, your otherwise gentle pet when injured, may attempt to bite or scratch you. Click for the AVMA’s Basic Tips for Handling an Injured Pet.

Emergency Pet Care