How do I know if my pet needs emergency care?

In the event of an emergency, please do not use our traditional online form to make an appointment. If you notice your pet is not feeling well and you believe it is an emergency, please CALL our hospital at 650-779-4125.

If this emergency occurs while San Bruno Pet Hospital is closed, please call North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 650-348-2575.

How Do I Know if My Pet Needs Emergency Care?

Your pet might need emergency care if severe trauma has occurred. Life-threatening situations include an accident, fall, heatstroke, insect sting or household poisoning. Additionally, if you observe any of these symptoms, emergency care may be needed:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Pale gums
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Do Call Us if You Think Your Pet is in an Emergency Situation

If you notice what could be an emergency, do not waste precious time filling out our online form or evaluating whether or not your pet is really having suffering—call us! The safest course of action is to always seek veterinary attention first and foremost. In the instance that your best friend appears to not be feeling well and you bring them in and it turns out to only be a mild stomach ache, no harm has been done. However, if it is something more serious, and you ignore it, the worst could happen.

We Are Here for Your Pets

Remember, please call us at 650-779-4125 if you think your pet is having an emergency. Our hours are:

Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

And don’t forget that you can contact North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 650-348-2575 when we are closed—they are open 24/7.