Client Emergency Information Center

Emergencies can happen at any time. Having an action plan is key when your pet is experiencing a medical emergency. If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about during our operation hours, come to our office right away. If you can, please call ahead and let us know what is going on so that we can best assist your dog once you arrive. If you are experiencing an after-hours emergency please click here for information on local 24/7 animal ERs.

What is considered an emergency?

Here at Kelsey Canine Medical Center if you are concerned, we are concerned. Feel free to call or text us at 901-861-2275 if you would like to speak with our expert staff about your pet’s health. Your dog may need emergency care because of severe trauma (caused by an accident or fall) choking, heatstroke, insect sting, household poisoning, or other life-threatening situations. Here are some signs that emergency care is needed:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Injuries to the eye(s)
  • Lameness in limbs

Poison Control

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA hotline @ (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.

For information on what can be toxic to your pet check out the ASPCA resource center here!

After Hours Emergencies

If you are experiencing an after-hours emergency please go to the closest emergency animal hospital.