When Care Can’t Wait

Medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your pet’s needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 pet emergency care that Westchester has to offer.

During regular business hours, Dakota Veterinary Center is available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences.

If possible, please call (914) 421-0020 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur when we are not available, we refer clients to the following nearby emergency pet facility:

Veterinary Emergency Group
201 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10607
(914) 949-8779

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, we offer the following general situations to help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate