Summerville Pet Emergency Services

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 emergency care in the North Charleston area.

During regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at Sweetgrass Animal Hospital are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call (843) 225-9663 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For veterinary emergencies that occur outside of regular hospital hours, we refer clients to the following emergency facility:

Summerville Pet Emergency Services

Veterinary Specialty Care
985 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 216-7554

Veterinary Specialty Care
319 E. 3rd North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 216-7554

PawMed: Veterinary Urgent Care
1200 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, B2
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 427-3355

Charleston Referral Center
3484 Shelby Ray Court
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 614-8387

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, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute 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

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