Make plans to keep your pup safe!
One of my biggest fears when it comes to my precious pooch, is that something will happen to her “off hours” when her regular vet is closed and we’ll have to figure out somewhere to take her in the middle of the night, or on a holiday. If you’re like me, you can worry no more – we’ve compiled a list of a few after-hours and emergency vets and clinics to put your mind at ease.
Dr. Cindy Bressler
The first on the list is my favorite: a vet who makes after-hours house calls, just like the good ol’ days. (well, I wasn’t alive when doctors still made house calls, but I’m assuming those were the good ol’ days.) This is something I like to think I would do – because of my intense love for pets – if I had the skills and love for math and science to become a vet. Dr. Cindy Bressler does house calls and treats pets after hours.
ASPCA Poison Control
This hotline is toll free and available 24/7, 365 – which is quite comforting to know if your pup happens in to something unsatisfactory say, on Christmas morning or some other inconvenient time! They do sometimes charge a $60 consultation fee, but they’ll give you personalized info about what – if anything – you may need to do if you think your pet ate something dangerous.
Utilize their website as well, since it’s a wealth of information and may save you the $60 fee.
Animal Medical Center—24/7
510 E 62nd St, NYC
This center is another 24-hour savior, located in the city. The facility is open every day, and also will take your questions over the phone. Again, consulting their website may prove helpful since they also have tips on what to do in the case of a doggy emergency.
This is a not-for-profit facility and is New York City’s largest facility for animal care, research and education.
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