Does your cat sometimes need medical attention after your veterinarian has closed? We understand that your four-legged friends are part of your family. So we provide veterinary care after traditional office hours, or if you cannot be seen by your veterinarian. We offer an affordable and efficient solution to your cat’s urgent health care needs.
Our urgent pet care means you do not have to wait until the morning for your vet to open. You also will likely experience a more economical solution than the emergency room.
Urgent Vet Services for Cats
Is your cat suffering from a non-life-threatening trauma or illness after hours, or you cannot get in to see your family veterinarian? We are open from 4 pm to 11 pm on weekdays, and 10 am to 7 pm on the weekend.
Cats develop illnesses or sustain injuries without much regard for the time of day. We treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to lacerations, abscesses, eye injuries, ear infections or mites, diarrhea, vomiting and lack of appetite, urinary infections, dehydration, and other indications of pain or discomfort. We provide the following diagnostic tests and treatments:
- Surgery/wound repair
- Ear cleaning
- Infection treatments
- Treatments for vomiting and diarrhea
- Digital X-rays
- Bedside ultrasound
- EKG, pulse oximetry
- End of life care (euthanasia)
- And more – please see symptoms here.
Do you live in Watertown, Massachusetts or the surrounding area? We have a state of the art clinic to provide your cat with the treatment it requires during urgent care situations. Our team of well-trusted experienced veterinarians and their technicians are here to provide their expertise and compassionate care to your cat.
When To Bring Your Cat To Urgent Care
Any time you are worried about your cat, please call us to discuss if it should be seen by our urgent care clinic. Cats have a tendency to hide illnesses, and they may be sicker than they look. Some common critical issues are urinary obstructions, lethargy, dullness, and acute vomiting just to name a few. Older cats can present to us with constipation, kidney disease, and side effects of diabetes that require prompt attention. Pain and distress require immediate intervention and should not wait until your regular veterinarian opens. We are here, also, if you cannot wait for your vet’s next available appointment.
The care and diagnostics we provide for your cat are often much more affordable than what you can expect through emergency visits.
Cat Urgent Care FAQs
What if you cannot treat my cat?
Although most illnesses can be treated on an outpatient basis, occasionally your cat will require care beyond our scope. We will refer life-threatening issues to emergency centers. Some complex cases may need a referral to a specialist. With diagnostics and a proper physical assessment, we can determine which, if any, situation warrants a referral.
What are a few common life-threatening issues in cats?
Cases that we commonly refer to as an emergency in cats are vehicular trauma, heart failure, renal failure, emergency surgery, and complex metabolic disease. If your cat requires round-the-clock oxygen or intensive critical care with IV fluids, we will send you to an emergency clinic. We will help make the necessary arrangements.
What seemingly minor ailments may need urgent care in young cats?
Kittens are vulnerable to rapidly deteriorating conditions. Their most common problems are upper respiratory infections, ear infections, anorexia, and diarrhea. Diarrhea from parasites like whipworms or coccidia can cause blood and mucus in the stool. Some respiratory illnesses can lead to severe congestion, which may require some form of treatment.
Do you take cat health insurance?
Yes, but pet health insurance is different from human health insurance as the subscriber pays the clinic out of pocket and then gets reimbursed by their pet insurance company. We can help you submit the claim. See our blog about pet health insurance here.