Animal Care Hospital of Matthews                  

13 animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary consultation and/or care

  1. Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within 5 minutes
  2. Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
  3. Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine
  4. Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool
  5. Injuries to your pet's eye(s)
  6. You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  7. Seizures and/or staggering
  8. Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)
  9. Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  10. Heat stress or heatstroke
  11. Severe vomiting or diarrhea - more than 2 episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
  12. Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  13. Unconsciousness

The bottom line is that ANY concern about your pet's health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.

Courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association  



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Hours of Operation

Animal Care Hospital of Matthews

1216 Matthews Mint Hill Road
Matthews, NC 28105

Phone: 704-847-3647
Fax:     704-845-1505


7:45am - 7:30pm

7:45am - 6:00pm

7:45am - 6:00pm

7:45am - 6:00pm

7:45pm - Noon
(closed Noon - 2:00pm)
reopen at 2:00pm - 6:00pm

7:45am - Noon

Closed Sunday

By Appointment Only

Forms of Payment Accepted




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