If you think your pet is sick or injured and you’re not sure what to do, call Rockhill Veterinary Hospital at 215-257-6515 and speak to one of our experienced staff. They will help assess the situation and determine whether your pet needs to be seen by a member of our staff. On weekends, please call our main number for instructions.
Emergency situations include:
Trauma: Hit by car, Bite wounds, Broken bones, Burns, Distended abdomen, Excessive bleeding, Eye injuries, Heatstroke, frostbite, Inability to walk, Sudden collapse, Trouble breathing, Gagging, Choking
Ingestion: Substances such as rat poison, large amounts of chocolate, mushrooms, household plants, antifreeze, insecticides, household cleansers, pool chemicals, human medication, onions, bones, pennies, other foreign objects or excessive amounts of food or garbage
Disease: Coughing, sneezing, or difficulty breathing, Changes in behavior, appetite, or stools, Bumping into things, becoming disoriented, Allergic reactions, including swelling, rashes, or itching, Inability to urinate; straining to urinate, Pregnant animals that have gone more than 3-4 hours between delivering, First time seizure, seizures lasting more than 3 minutes, or multiple seizures, Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior, Vomiting blood, passing blood in the stool or urine, Diabetic animals refusing food
Please call ahead so that we may prepare for your arrival.