We Keep Tails Wagging.
If you need emergency animal hospital services in Greenville or Taylors after hours, please visit the Animal Emergency Clinic or call them at (864) 232-1878.
Their convenient, Woods Lake location open on nights, weekends, and holidays to treat your pet’s initial needs and monitor your pet’s condition.
When is it an emergency?
- Your pet has a broken bone or sudden and unexplained lameness
- Your pet has a severe injury such as those sustained from car accidents or fights
- Your pet has had a long-distance fall
- Your pet is suffering from severe blood loss or bleeding that won’t stop within 5 minutes
- Your pet has an eye injury, is blinking more than normal, is holding eye closed, or has discharge from the eye.
- Your pet has a sudden illness, especially if it involves severe vomiting or diarrhea
- Your pet is having seizures or staggering
- Your pet is showing obvious signs of pain or severe distress and anxiety
- Your pet has collapsed, has suffered a heat stroke, or is unconscious
- Your pet is choking, gagging non-stop, is having difficulty breathing, or is having any kind of respiratory distress
- Your pet is unable to urinate or defecate without difficulty, or is urinating more frequently, or having accidents in the house.
- Your pet’s abdomen is swollen, bloated, and hard to the touch
Ingestion & Allergic Reactions
- Your pet has been stung by a bee or other insect (or eaten one)
- Your pet is showing signs of facial swelling, or hives
- Your pet has been bitten by a snake, or has any sort of oozing wound
- Your pet has refused to drink for 24 hours or more
- Your pet has eaten poison or another foreign object (antifreeze, rat poison, household cleaners, medication, etc.)
- Your pet is having a reaction to a vaccine or a surgical complication
Most importantly, you should always check with your emergency vet any time you’re worried about your pet.
This list is a good start, but it’s not all-inclusive. You know your pet better than anyone else, so trust your instincts—if your pet is behaving strangely, don’t hesitate to call or text us. It might be nothing, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure. If it’s an emergency to you, it’s an emergency to us.
What steps should I take in an emergency?
At Ambassador Animal Hospital, we want to see your pet happy and healthy again as soon as possible. Our animals give us so much and depend on us for everything; we know that it’s difficult to see your companion in pain and be unable to do anything to help. When you’re faced with an emergency situation, take the following steps to care for your pet:
Our pets, just like our kids, reflect our energy levels and our moods. If you panic or show anxiety, your pet will feel more anxious, perhaps leading to further injury. Try to be as cool and calm as you possibly can, even though you’re under extreme pressure.
You may be tempted to rush right over, however if you’re able to take a few minutes to call and tell us the emergency, we can help you, and your pet determine if we need to get you in right away or if the best course of action would be to be seen by the Animal Emergency Hospital.
Immobilize Your Pet.
Injured or urgently sick pets tend to squirm and lick their wounds, which can make the condition worse. Do whatever you can to keep your pet still and calm.
Gather Your Things.
Before you head out the door, take a few minutes to get things together. If you are going to a 24-hour emergency animal hospital rather than your regular veterinarian, take your pet’s most recent vaccination and other health records. If you suspect that your pet has ingested poison, bring the product and its container with you to make it easier for the clinic to treat your pet.