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Urgent Care for Dogs and Cats in Citrus Heights

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Sometimes pets need immediate medical attention and you don’t have time to wait for an allotted appointment later in the week. Sunrise Boulevard Animal Hospital provides same-day urgent care appointments during open hours to get you the veterinary care when you need it.

Our Urgent Care can often see things more quickly and be a more cost-effective option than going to an emergency clinic.

Please call or text to request an urgent care appointment Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Common Urgent Care Cases

There is a list of ailments that are considered urgent and require veterinary attention as soon as possible. These include:

  • Heatstroke: without proper attention, this condition can be fatal
  • Severe wounds: bleeding and trauma from severe wounds need immediate veterinary intervention
  • Seizures: there are many conditions that can cause seizures, and veterinary intervention can help us narrow down the cause
  • Allergic reactions: including swelling and anaphylaxis
  • Hospice and end-of-life care: if you think the time has come, we will do what you can to fit you in that day

If you are unsure whether or not your pet’s case would be considered urgent, please call us. We’d rather err on the side of caution when it comes to helping your pet.

Emergent Cases

Some cases should go immediately to an emergency hospital. These include:

  • Rattlesnake bites
  • Hit by a car

Although we are always eager to help however we can, an emergency hospital will best be able to handle these situations with the most positive outcome. Please find the closest emergency hospital and bring your pet there immediately.

If you need to take advantage of Sunrise Boulevard Animal Hospital’s Urgent Care services, please call or text us today.