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Unfortunately, accidents happen, creating emergencies. When medical emergencies befall our furry friends, pet parents may find it difficult to make rational decisions, especially if something occurs during the middle of the night. That’s why it’s crucial to have a plan in place—before emergencies happen.

If your pet is experiencing any of these



  • Hit by a car
  • Bleeding of any kind
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting, especially if can’t keep food/water down
  • Sudden swelling of whole muzzle/face
  • Breathing distress
  • Sudden severe coughing or choking
  • Neurologic symptoms – balance problems
  • Possible poisoning, especially rat poison, slug bait, and antifreeze
  • Enlarged, painful abdomen

If your pet shows any of these signs, it MAY BE URGENT

  • Turning circles with head tilt
  • Swollen ear flap
  • Swelling in one location
  • Squinting eyes
  • Sudden severe sneezing
  • Painful or more frequent urination or defecation
  • Discharge from eyes/nose that is mucoid
  • Non-weight-bearing lameness

If your pet shows these symptoms, it is probably not urgent, but should receive attention. E-mail or call us

  • Scratching
  • Scooting
  • Chronic cough
  • Limping
  • Pimples/scabs
  • Painful ears
  • Persistent licking of feet or genitals

If we are closed, call or drive directly to:


SE Portland Animal Hospital 503-255-8139 (SE 139th & Stark)


NW Veterinary Specialists 503-656-3999 (Clackamas)

Dogwood--ER Tualatin Vet

Emergency Veterinary Clinic Of Tualatin 503-691-7922

Dove Lewis  is downtown at NW 20th/Pettygrove.

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