Ann Arbor Animal Hospital Emergency
When in doubt, don’t wait!
As a rule, if your pet is behaving in a way that has you concerned enough to call an emergency vet, it’s often best to bring him in for an examination. We are happy to see your pet at any time for an examination that may provide peace of mind instead of cause for concern.
Who We Are
Ann Arbor Animal Hospital Emergency is a locally owned and AAHA-accredited, full service urgent care facility providing emergency vet services 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
When to Bring Your Pet in Immediately
Sometimes you don’t need to call first—if you see any of the following, bring your pet in immediately. If you can do so safely, call when you are on your way to let us know you’re coming so we can be prepared for your arrival.
- Trauma: Your pet has experienced trauma such as being hit by a car or a blunt object, or has fallen more than a few feet
- Not breathing or no heartbeat: you cannot feel a heartbeat or see breathing
- Unconscious and won’t wake up
- Vomiting more than 24 hours, or vomiting blood
- You suspect broken bones
- Trouble breathing or something stuck in the throat
- Having or has had a seizure
- Bleeding from the eyes, nose or mouth; blood in feces or urine
- Ingested something toxic like antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication that wasn’t prescribed to him, or household cleansers
- Straining to urinate or can’t urinate, especially a male cat
- Signs of extreme pain such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize
- Suddenly collapses or can’t stand up
- Bumping into things or is disoriented
- Eye irritation, injury or suddenly blind
- Abdomen is swollen (bloated), hard to the touch
- Symptoms of heatstroke (ineffective panting, unable to relax, unwilling to drink water,
- Pregnant pet has gone more than 3 to 4 hours between delivering puppies or kittens
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Always! For emergencies we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Call us at (734) 662-4474. We have no set visiting hours. Provided we are not doing treatments or attending to a critical patient, you may visit your pet at your convenience.
Visits occur in either an exam room or in our ICU and may be limited at the doctor’s discretion.
Call poison control right away.
Pet Poison Helpline
“Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.”
Call 855-764-7661. A $59 per incident fee applies.
Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA)
“Your best online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
Call 888-426-4435. They may apply a $65 consultation fee to your credit card.