After-Hours Emergencies


After-Hours Emergencies

If your cat has an emergency after hours, please contact the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Emergency Veterinary Hospital (click for link to website)
5245 Jackson Road, Suite E
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 369-6446

Is it an emergency?
*The following information is a guideline only.

If you have any concerns that your pet may need immediate attention, please call our office at (734) 682-5596.

If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring it in IMMEDIATELY



Inability to Breathe

Noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath

Bleeding that won’t stop

From any part of the body. Apply pressure and come now! 

Inability to urinate or appears constipated

But continues to try

Inability to deliver kittens

Keeps trying or has stopped trying


Severe, continuous with no relief

Vomiting, diarrhea

Continuous or with the appearance of blood

Loss of balance or consciousness

Tremors, coma, staggering, blindness, fainting


Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation

Penetrating wounds

Any place, but especially chest or abdomen


Bring the container or commercial name and chemical name


Continuous pain and/or not walking or using one or more legs

Hit by car

May include trauma and bleeding


Abnormal distension of the abdomen and/or difficulty breathing

Any other sign that looks serious!


If your pet has any of these symptoms, it is usually safe to wait OVERNIGHT



Ear problems/itching

Head shaking and ear discharge; mild to moderate itching; no skin damage; no bleeding

Worms in bowel movement

No blood in bowel movement; no pain or discomfort; no vomiting 


Little or no pain; no discomfort in walking; not continuous


Excessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain, no straining or discomfort, or bloody appearance to the urine

Loss of appetite

Skipped one main meal but no other signs of illness

Most skin problems

Scratching, itching, fleas, ticks