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Veterinary Emergencies

If you believe your pet is suffering from a medical emergency during normal business hours, we advise that you bring them into to see one of our veterinarians immediately. Indian Tree's veterinary team is trained to identify potentially life-threatening situations quickly and accurately to ensure your pet is promptly taken care of.

Indian Tree Animal Hospital
7778 Vance Drive
Arvada, Colorado, 80003

If possible, please phone ahead so that we may assist you in deciding the best method for handling your situation. Our front desk staff is trained to advise you as to the seriousness of your animal's problem. We will make every effort to schedule you as soon as possible. You may be advised to come down immediately in a perceived emergency situation. Our veterinary technicians will be waiting to meet you and to attend to your pet. We have a treatment ward that includes a fully prepared cart of emergency medications, 100% oxygen, x-ray machine, intravenous fluids and shock therapy, and a technical staff fully trained in CPR and emergency techniques.

If you believe your pet is suffering from a medical emergency before or after normal business hours, we advise that you contact Animal Urgent Care of Arvada. They are open 24/7 for pet emergencies and are located at:

Animal Urgent Care
12520 W 64th Ave
Arvada, Colorado, 80007

They will notify Indian Tree Animal Hospital of any patients they have seen overnight, and will FAX up-to-date information the following day. Generally, stable patients will be transferred to Indian Tree as soon as possible. We do not utilize an answering service, as we feel direct attention, either by ourselves or AUC, is most appropriate in an emergency situation.

The following are symptoms that could potentially be serious and warrant immediate consultation with a veterinarian if your pet:

• Is having difficulty breathing • Is having irregular or bloody bowel movements
• Is vomiting (especially with blood) • Is having trouble urinating or is vocalizing while urinating
• Is bleeding excessively • Is acting erratically or biting at imaginary objects
• Is having a seizure or loss of balance • Has suffered heatstroke or severe dehydration
• Is visibly in pain or panting heavily • Has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours straight
• Has eaten/swallowed a foreign object(s) • Has eaten/swallowed a poisonous substance
• Has suffered serious trauma or injury • Seems to have lost its sight (sudden blindness)
• Is unconscious • Has a swollen abdomen that appears painful when touched
• Is experience unusual swelling • Is pregnant and having difficulty delivering puppies or kittens
Or anything else that is unusual or worrisome to you!

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