While we hope the need for emergency care is rare, Guthrie Pet Hospital is prepared to treat your cat or dog in any situation. If an emergency occurs while our hospital is open, we will see your pet immediately.
Our normal business hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If at any time you question whether your pet needs emergency care, we urge you to call us at (405) 282-8796.
24-Hour Emergency Service
If an emergency occurs outside our normal business hours, please call us immediately at (405) 282-8796. Dr. Anna will consult with you over the phone and is available to see your pet at the hospital if necessary.
While giving your pet first-aid is not a substitute for professional care, it can be lifesaving in order to get your cat or dog to the hospital. Below are basic first-aid procedures that can be administered in various emergency situations:
- Poison exposure/ingestion:
- If the product label instructs people to wash their hands with soap and water, then wash your pet's skin with soap and water, avoiding the eyes, mouth, and nose.
- If the label tells people to flush their skin/eyes with water, do this as soon as possible for your pet.
- Gently lay your pet on a flat surface for support.
- During transportation, use a board or other firm surface as a stretcher or use a throw rug or blanket as a sling.
- If possible, secure your pet to the stretcher, avoiding the injured area. This may be as simple as wrapping a blanket around him/her.
- Unable to breathe:
- Open your pet's airway by gently grasping his/her tongue and pulling it forward. Check the throat for any foreign objects.
- Perform rescue breathing by holding your pet's mouth closed and breathing directly into his/her nose until you see the chest expand. Continue the rescue breathing once every 4 or 5 seconds.
- Please watch this video from the American Veterinary Medical Association for step-by-step instructions on how to administer CPR to your pet.