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Emergency Veterinarian in Castle Rock COpet emergency in castle rock

As your local emergency veterinarian in Castle Rock CO, we understand that accidents can happen to even the most well-cared for family pets. That’s why, when an emergency pet care situation arises, our team of experienced and knowledgeable pet ER staff members are ready to spring into action. We believe it's important for every pet owner to have an emergency plan in place —before you need to make an unexpected visit to our animal hospital in Castle Rock.

Finding the Right Pet ER Veterinarian in Castle Rock

Our experienced emergency services team is always happy to go over an emergency protocol that will meet your pet’s individual needs. With convenient after hours availability, we are able to provide fast, safe and efficient emergency services to help keep your pets happy and healthy.

We currently provide emergency services during our normal business hours, Monday through Saturday 8am to 5pm and after hours emergency services, Monday through Saturday 5pm to Midnight.

Indications That Your Pet May Need Emergency Care

There are a number of different medical reasons that you may need to make an emergency visit to our animal hospital in Castle Rock, including:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Choking
  • Insect Stings
  • Food or Household Poisoning
  • Auto Accidents
  • Animal Bites
  • Other Wounds or Cuts

Any of these situations could be cause for a visit to your trusted vet in Castle Rock. If at any time you feel like your pet is in severe danger, please try to call ahead to let our team know that you're on the way and we will do everything we can to accommodate you as soon as possible.

Some common symptoms that may indicate a veterinary emergency include:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Trouble Urinating
  • Persistent Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Seizures or Fainting
  • Bloating
  • Loss of Appetite or Dehydration (lasting longer than 24 hours)

What Should You Do in an Emergency Situation?

It's important to remain calm and remember that pets may act aggressively when they are in pain or extreme discomfort. If possible, ask for a friend or family member to drive you into our offices so that someone can keep an eye on your pet and keep them calm during transportation. Cats should be secured in an open-topped carrier or box. If your dog is unable to walk, try getting them onto a makeshift stretcher or into their kennel.

  • If your pet is suffering from any external bleeding, try to elevate the area and apply pressure to the wound.
  • If your pet is choking, safely but quickly put your fingers in the mouth to see if you can remove the blockage. If you cannot remove the blockage, try to perform a modified Heimlich maneuver by applying fast, sharp pressure to the chest and dislodging the object.
  • If you suspect that your pet has ingested something poisonous call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435 before calling our offices.

Want more information on our emergency pet care services from your trusted vet in Castle Rock? Call (303) 474-4260 or visit the team at Brekke Veterinary clinic online today.

After Hours for Pet Emergencies

Monday            5:00pm – 10:00 PM
Tuesday            6:00pm – 10:00 PM
Wednesday      5:00pm – 10:00 PM
Thursday          6:00pm – 10:00 PM
Friday                5:00pm – 10:00 PM
Saturday           CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED