Animal Emergency Care
Pet emergencies can be stressful, even frightening events. We know how important it is to act quickly and provide immediate care to pets in need. That's why we make it our priority to provide animal emergency care at any time during our regular office hours. Whether you're from Cedar Lake or one of its neighboring communities, your pet's welfare will always come first at Hanover Veterinary Hospital.
Calling ahead will help our team prepare for your arrival, but this is not a necessity. We will be here for you.
How Can I Tell If My Pet is Having
Emergencies take many forms and can occur at any time. Below are some of the most common signs of a pet emergency:
- Pet is disoriented, unable to walk straight
- Vomiting/diarrhea longer than 24 hours
- Blood in stool
- Bleeding from nose/mouth
- Unable to urinate or defecate
- Difficulty breathing
- Pale gums
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Possible broken bones
- Bite wounds
- Traumatic injury
Did your pet ingest something poisonous? The Animal Poison Control Center has knowledgeable staff members available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to offer assistance. See their website for more information.
In Case of an After-Hours Emergency
If your pet has a medical emergency outside of our office hours, we recommend contacting the North Central Veterinary Emergency Center. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and have two locations to choose from.
North Central Veterinary Emergency Center - Westville
1645 U.S. 421
Westville, IN 46391
(P) (219) 785-7300
(F) (219) 785-7314
North Central Veterinary Emergency Center - Highland
2427 Ridge Road
Highland, IN 46322
(P) (219) 881-1600
(F) (219) 595-5730