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Urgent Care for Cats

We offer extended clinic hours for your convenience and welcome both planned visits and walk-ins.

When to Bring Your Cat to Urgent Care

You might notice your cat is injured or sick when you get home from work, or symptoms might develop over the weekend. Perhaps your cat is in stable condition but seems like he or she should be seen promptly. Your pet’s regular veterinarian may be closed or booked up, which is exactly what we’re here for. We do not provide regular health check-ups, so your cat should continue to have visits with your primary care veterinarian.

We can provide various treatments and diagnostics including wound repair, digital imagery, cytology, EKG and pulse oximetry, end-of-life care, bloodwork, and more.

If your cat is exhibiting symptoms of any conditions listed on our What We Can and Can’t Treat page, please contact us, or visit a Veterinary Urgent Care clinic near you. During your visit, we will discuss the best options for your cat’s care and treatment, including next steps, and/or stabilize your cat if you need to go to an emergency room for more intensive care.

Does my cat need urgent care?

Cats have a tendency to hide when something is wrong. Cats who are ill or injured may hide, sleep more than usual, or exhibit changes in social behavior, their fur, appetite, litter box habits, or weight. Older cats might need urgent care to manage side effects of a chronic disease or condition, as well as end-of-life care. Young kittens may need urgent care for a minor injury, diarrhea from parasites, respiratory infections, or because they are not eating well.

Although we are unable to treat emergent conditions (i.e. a urinary blockage), we can treat for pain and distress until you can transfer your cat to an emergency veterinary hospital.

Sometimes you’re just not sure what is going on with your cat, and he or she seems off. In those instances, a visit to an urgent care can answer some of your concerns through diagnostic tests such as ultrasound, bloodwork, and an evaluation of vital signs, and a physical exam.

Pet Insurance

Our clinics accept all forms of pet insurance and will help facilitate sending claims and documents for you and your cat. Payment for services is due in advance, and your insurance company will reimburse you based on your policy. If you have questions about what is and is not covered in your policy, please contact your insurer, as every company and policy may be different.

Having your cat enrolled in a pet insurance policy is great for financial peace of mind. Learn more about if you should buy pet insurance for your cat with our blog here.

A Golden Retriever holding a first aid kit

Make a Pet First-Aid Kit

Every pet parent’s worst fear is having something bad happen to their beloved friend.

One helpful tool in case of emergency is having your first aid kit designed for your cat or dog. Now, this doesn’t replace a trip to the ER necessarily, but it can prevent the injury from getting worse until you get there.

You never know what could happen on hikes in the woods, swimming in the lake, or even in your own home. So let’s get our kit prepared.

Learn More And Get Your First-Aid Checklist