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An animal hospital for moments of crisis

The Pet Stop Veterinary Clinic is a full service animal hospital located in downtown Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City Animal Hospital

Emergencies are taken by Dr. Belman when available and after direct consultation with him. Hospitalization services are available when necessary. Advanced imaging and consultation services are available when necessary for an accurate diagnosis and humane treatment plan.

Common Emergency Questions

These are our most frequently asked questions for emergency situations. Didn’t find the answer you needed? Get in touch.

At Pet Stop, our emergency and urgent care services are somewhat limited. Give us a ring before you come to make sure we can see your pet.

If we’re all booked up and can’t squeeze you in, we suggest heading over to the after-hours emergency vet location we’ve listed above.

We can see limited emergency cases during our regular business hours. Please call ahead to find out if we would be able to see you right away.

It’s crucial to know when your pet needs immediate help. Keep an eye out for these emergency signs:

  • Severe or Non-Stop Bleeding – If your pet is bleeding heavily or it won’t stop, it’s a red flag.
  • Pain or Extreme Anxiety – Obvious discomfort or severe stress needs urgent attention.
  • Breathing Troubles – Struggling to breathe, constant coughing, or choking are serious.
  • Broken Bones or Can’t Walk Properly – If your pet’s limping severely or has an obvious fracture, they need care ASAP.
  • Seizures or Unsteady Movements – If they’re staggering or having seizures, it’s time for a vet visit.
  • Bleeding from Nose, Mouth, or Elsewhere – Any bleeding from the nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine is a concern.
  • Bathroom Issues – Trouble urinating or passing feces, or if it’s painful for them, requires a check-up.
  • Excessive Vomiting or Diarrhea – If they’re throwing up a lot or have diarrhea more than twice in 24 hours, bring them in.
  • Eye Injuries – Any injury to the eyes is an emergency.
  • Poison Ingestion – If they eat something toxic like antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, or rodent poison, don’t wait.
  • Heatstroke or Overheating – Overheating or signs of heatstroke are critical.
  • Won’t Drink Water – If they refuse to drink for more than 24 hours, they need to be seen.
  • Unconsciousness – If your pet is unconscious, it’s a definite emergency.

Remember, these are just some common scenarios. If you’re unsure, it’s always safer to call us for advice!

Just like a human doctor’s office, things at Pet Stop can be pretty unpredictable, and sometimes, you might have to wait.

We can’t always tell in advance what emergencies will come in and when. If you can, give us a call before you head over to see if we can take care of your dog or cat in an emergency.

If our schedule is packed and we can’t fit in an emergency appointment, we recommend heading to the 24/7 animal emergency hospital we’ve mentioned above.