Regardless of how great of a pet parent you are, an emergency can strike at any time. Your dog can devour a box of chocolates or slip their collar and get hit by a car. Your cat could ingest lilies (or any other toxin) or get hurt jumping from a perch that was just a bit too high. Your pet could also start exhibiting concerning symptoms with no known cause. No matter how responsible you are and how hard you work to keep your canine or feline companion safe, no family is immune to emergencies.

At Madera Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help. We provide emergency services during normal business hours and will always make time to provide care to your beloved companion when they need it most. For emergency pet care in Tucson and the surrounding areas, we have you covered.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

As a pet parent, it isn’t always easy to determine when your pet needs to be seen immediately and when it’s safe to wait and schedule a later appointment. While each case is different, there are symptoms that always warrant emergency treatment:

Difficulty breathing

Difficulty passing urine or stool

Physical trauma

Extreme lethargy


A bloated abdomen

Elevated heart or respiratory rate

Excessive bleeding

Crying out in pain

Allergic Reactions

Difficult labor or birthing

Repeated non-productive retching

Poison or toxin ingestion

Sudden behavior changes

Excessive vomiting

Inability to walk or dragging hindquarters


Eye problems

You should listen to your instincts and seek emergency treatment anytime something seems especially “off” and is causing concern. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Emergency Pet Care in Tucson

At Madera Veterinary Hospital, we provide emergency pet care in Tucson during our normal business hours.
If your pet is facing an emergency, give us a call or bring them in for immediate treatment.

Veterinarian in Tucson

Madera Veterinary Hospital provides emergency pet care in Tucson, Southeast Tucson, Rita Ranch, Vail, Civano, and Corona de Tucson.