Emergency Services

Emergency ServicesThe life of a veterinarian is about providing the best preventive and wellness care as well as ensuring your pet is supported by the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

During our regular business hours, Forest Glen Animal Hospital’s veterinarians, medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call (773) 283-2443 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

If your pet experiences an emergency outside our normal business hours, we refer to the following emergency veterinary hospital:

Premier Veterinary Group
3927 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

MedVet Chicago
Chicago, IL 60618

Blue Pearl Veterinary
Partners (Northfield)

820 W. Frontage Road
Northfield, IL 60093

Blue Pearl Veterinary
Partners (Skokie)

3735 W Dempster St
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 673-9110

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet?

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate

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