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Emergency Pet Care in Walpole, MA


At Tufts VETS, we are fully equipped to handle any pet emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If your pet is experiencing an emergency, bring them to our hospital immediately. If possible, call (508) 668-5454 so that we may prepare for your arrival.

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate