Veterinary Service

Pet Emergency & Critical Care

An emergency with your pet might happen at any time. Most pet emergencies, such as accidents, injuries, seizures, and toxin ingestion, can be treated at Western Trails Veterinary Hospital.

Pet Emergency & Critical Care in Edgewood, NM

We have a veterinarian on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because we know emergencies can happen at any time. Call us at 505-286-4604 if it is not during regular office hours, listen to the message, and follow the prompts for an emergency. Please leave your phone number very clearly (please say it twice so we are sure to be able to call you back). A veterinarian will call you as soon as possible.

Pets, like people, can sustain injuries and accidents that necessitate immediate medical attention. Yet, it can be challenging to identify whether your pet is suffering from a trauma that necessitates an urgent care visit or if their symptoms are those of something less serious. If you are unclear whether your pet needs veterinary trauma services in Edgewood, NM, here is the most prevalent reasons to seek emergency care for pets.
Breathing Problems

Seeing your pet struggle to breathe can be scary for both you and your pet. If your pet is having trouble breathing, this indicates that something is wrong, and it should be treated as an emergency. Breathing problems can be caused by a wide range of factors, such as heart failure, an allergic reaction, a blockage in the lung, and a variety of other significant conditions. In this case, you should seek emergency pet care right away.


If your pet has had seizures in the past or is having their first, you should take them to an animal hospital as soon as possible for emergency veterinarian services. Seizures are caused by aberrant electrical activity in the brain. Attacks can occur alone or in groups, but in either case, there are many things that can cause your pet to have seizures, so it’s vital that you get medical assistance for them as soon as possible.


Your pet might suffer from a variety of sorts of trauma. If your pet has been injured or damaged by a strike or blow, such as being hit by a car, it should be checked by a veterinarian as soon as possible. If you are unsure how to get your pet to the animal hospital after trauma or have questions about what to do during transportation, such as covering a wound or bracing a broken bone, contact your veterinarian. At the same time, you are on the way or immediately before heading to the emergency room.

Foreign Body

Foreign body ingestion is a frequent emergency that our skilled veterinarians handle that poses a serious risk to your pet’s health. Whether it’s a playful dog or an adventurous kitten, these four-legged explorers tend to mistakenly swallow everyday objects, which could result in severe harm or obstructions in their systems. Our committed team quickly decides the best course of action to remove these hazardous intruders safely and effectively. Common symptoms include (but are not limited to) severe vomiting, defecation straining, fatigue, and loss of appetite.

Urinary Emergency

Bladder stones, kidney stones, internal lesions, and other obstacles in the urinary tract may cause dangerous urinary blockages, causing toxins to build up in the blood. Catheterization to remove the blockage and fluids to dilute the toxins can save your pet’s life.