Emergency & Urgent Care

When your dog or cat is suffering from a severe injury or illness, every second counts.

One of the scariest moments in a pet parent’s life is when their dog or cat needs immediate help for an injury or illness.

Unfortunately, these situations are common. For that reason, knowing where to turn in the event of an emergency is crucial. At TruVet Pet Hospital, we are here to help. We provide urgent and emergency care in Frisco during our regular business hours and will do everything we can to stabilize, diagnose, and treat your precious pet in their time of need.

We offer same-day appointments for pets who are in need of urgent or emergency care. If you feel that your pet needs immediate veterinary care, please give us a call or walk in. We are trained and equipped to handle most urgent and emergent situations, and we will do everything we can to provide the best care for your beloved pet. If your dog or cat needs after-hours or overnight urgent/emergency care, please contact a local 24/7 animal emergency hospital.

When to Seek Urgent or Emergency Care for Your Pet

Since our pets can’t tell us when something is wrong or let us know how severe their symptoms are, knowing when to seek urgent/emergency care can be challenging. It’s up to you as a pet parent to recognize when your furry family member needs immediate veterinary attention. While some problems are easier to detect than others, there are certain situations in which you should always bring your pet in to see us right away, including:
  • Repeated episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Respiratory distress
  • Sudden weakness or collapse
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Signs of heat stroke/heat exhaustion
  • Severe wounds and lacerations
  • Obviously broken bones or dislocations
  • Crying out in pain
  • Sudden extreme behavioral changes
  • Ingestion of or exposure to known toxins/poisons
  • Bleeding from any orifice
  • Straining to urinate or defecate
  • Eye injuries
You should also seek urgent care for injuries sustained in car accidents or fights with other animals, even if they do not seem severe. Your pet could have internal injuries that require prompt treatment.

As a general rule, we encourage you to seek urgent or emergency care if you have any reason to suspect that your beloved pet may be suffering from a serious injury or illness. In these situations, it is always best to err on the side of caution. If you’re unsure whether your pet needs to be seen right away, we urge you to contact us. We will help you determine whether your pet needs to be seen right away.
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vets bandaging dog's paw

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency or Urgent Care

Deciding whether your pet needs to see a vet immediately isn’t always easy. Dogs and cats often hide their symptoms, so by the time they show signs of distress or discomfort, the problem can be quite serious. Since your pet can’t tell you they are hurt or feeling unwell, it’s up to you to keep a close eye on their behavior and seek veterinary care when something seems “off.”

There are a few symptoms and situations in which seeking urgent or emergency care is always the best option. These include: 
  • Eye injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Bite wounds
  • Injuries sustained in car accidents
  • Sudden severe pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Allergic reactions
  • Limping
  • Broken bones
  • Complications when birthing puppies/kittens
  • High fever
  • Heatstroke
  • Ingestion of foreign objects or known toxins
  • Seizures or other neurological symptoms
  • Repeated diarrhea or vomiting, especially if there is blood
  • Straining to pass urine, bloody urine, house soiling, urinating outside of the litter box, or dribbling urine
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Painful or swollen testicles
  • Sudden unexplained aggression
  • Behavioral changes
This list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage you to reach out to us immediately if you have any reason to think something might be seriously wrong. When it comes to your beloved companion’s health, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. 
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Urgent and Emergency Care in Frisco

Urgent and Emergency Care in Frisco

If your dog or cat needs urgent or emergency care in Frisco, don’t hesitate. Reach out to the skilled and loving team at TruVet Pet Hospital right away for the care your companion needs.
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Your Veterinarian in Frisco, TX

TruVet Hospital provides urgent and emergency care during regular business hours for dogs and cats in Frisco, Little Elm, Phillips Creek Ranch, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, Aubrey, and Carrollton.

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Contact Info

Contact Info

(469) 956-6900
[email protected]
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Our Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

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