Urgent Care & Emergency Pet Care
The Central MN Pet Hospital - Open 7 Days a Week!
Dog meets Porcupine Quills: Pet emergencies come in all shapes and sizes
Advanced Care, Urgent Care for Pets
The most affordable Weekend alternative in Central Minnesota for urgent care
After Hours Emergency Vet
Serving all Central Minnesota with after hour Emergency Care.
Their Number: 320.258.3481, Their address: 4180 Thielman Lane, St. Cloud, MN 56301 located behind the Bremer Bank Building.
Keep in mind Advanced Care closes at 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. We want our staff to have time to be with their families, recharge and rest.
List of Emergency Conditions
The list of symptoms below may help you determine if your pet needs prompt veterinary attention. NOTE: Symptoms often can appear together:
- BLEEDING - from any part of the body. Blood in urine or stool.
- LETHARGY - Lack of normal tolerance for exercise; reduced energy or playfulness.
- VOMITING or DIARRHEA - episodes repeated in a short period or intermittently over a period of days or weeks.
- CHANGES IN EATING - Refusing food or eating significantly more or less than usual.
- CHANGES IN THIRST AND URINATION - Very Frequent thirst; increase in the volume or frequency of urination; straining urination or inability to urinate; urinating in the house; or any change in urinary habits.
- SEIZURES or CONVULSIONS - Violent shaking of the head or body with uncontrolled spasms.
- WEIGHT LOSS - Dramatic unexplained losses in body weight over a short period of time.
- PAIN - Limping or favoring a leg, crying, or showing indications of pain when touched or lifted.
- EYE PROBLEMS - Redness, discharge, squinting, any film over the eye, or difficulty seeing.
- LUMPS/BUMPS - Any new lump or one that is bleeding or growing rapidly.
- SCRATCHING - Frequently scratching or biting any body area; pawing at face or ear; shaking or tilting the head.
- COUGHING - Frequent coughing, shortness of breath, any difficulty in breathing.
Over-exercise and hot summer temperatures can easily lead to heat stroke for dogs. A digital thermometer reading of 105 or 106 is serious enough to warrant immediate attention – HEAT STROKE CAN BE LIFE THREATENING so don’t wait. Call us or the emergency vet immediately for additional directions.
Ingesting a Possible Poison
Call us or the Poison Control Hotline for advice. The key to effective poison control is matching the correct response to the poison. Seek professional advice before taking action.
Cuts & Scrapes
Many cuts and scrapes are superficial and just need a thorough cleaning and some anti-bacterial ointment. For deeper cuts, however, you may need to apply bandages and seek immediate veterinary care.
A broken paw or leg is a serious injury that needs immediate veterinary care. You may need to muzzle your pet prior to handling or transportation. Wrap the pet in a blanket or towel and seek medical attention immediately.
A lowered body temperature, pale gums, general weakness and cold paws are some common signs of shock. Causes range from serious illness to blood loss, hypoglycemia, severe diarrhea and poisoning. Keep the pet warm and seek medical attention immediately.
Ultrasound is a valuable, non-invasive tool for diagnosing illness.
Call ahead if possible. It can save a few minutes by alerting our staff to prepare for your arrival.
The surgical suite includes emergency medications, 100% oxygen, digital x-ray and ultrasound, intravenous fluids and shock therapy, and staff trained in emergency procedures.
Prompt Treatment Can Save Dollars & Lives
Prompt treatment may minimize the seriousness of the condition. In some instances immediate medical attention often means the difference between life and death. In other instances it can save a lot of money. When you value your relationship with your pet, don't take chances when they are in need of help.
A recent example was a cat brought in which swallowed a needle, the thread it was attached to was hanging out of it's mouth. We were able to X-ray the pet where we found the needle in the stomach and promptly removed it surgically.
Often one end of string, dental floss and thread move through the stomach into the intestines, eventually causing the intestines to bunch up. This typically results in the string cutting into intestinal walls often requiring very extensive surgery to repair. Sometimes significant sections have to be removed if surgery is delayed. Prompt action on behalf of this owner easily saved $900+ in additional surgery and hospitalization fees.
Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service serves all Central Minnesota with after hour and weekend Emergency Care. Their Number is 320.258.3481, the address is 4180 Thielman Lane, St. Cloud, MN 56301 located near the Bremer Bank building.
Advanced Care weekend hours: Open 9 to 5 Saturday and Sunday.
Emergency Service Payment
Payment is due at the time of service.
For your convenience, we accept most credit and debit cards.
If you do not have funds available, ask friends or family.
We use a 3rd party payment plan. You may apply online or by phone with Carecredit.com. Their 800 number: 800.365.8295.
Again, full payment is due at the time of service.
Click link above for useful information to review which will help you keep your pet safe and healthy.
You may wish to keep the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center Hotline handy.
This 24/7 hotline can quickly answer your questions for any animal poison-related emergency. As of 8/3/2016 there is a $65.00 consultation fee paid via credit card.