Emergency & Urgent Care - Linwood Pet Hospital
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At Linwood Pet Hospital, you’ll find a lifetime of veterinary care and support for your beloved pet.

Emergency & Urgent Care

(609) 926–5300

In an emergency, you need to get help quickly from a trusted veterinarian in a state-of-the-art facility. We’re here for you—and will treat your pet’s situation with the best possible care.

When you need us, we’ll be here. Linwood Pet Hospital has medical staff on site 24/7 and are available for any emergencies during our regular business hours every day from 8 am – midnight. You can turn to our experienced staff to perform any emergency surgeries and procedures your pet may need. We can also accommodate any necessary overnight hospitalization and provide oxygen therapy around the clock.


  • Any difficulties breathing; short or shallow breaths; increased effort; gagging; choking
  • Weakness; inability to walk; sudden collapse
  • First-time seizure, seizures lasting more than 3 minutes, or multiple seizures in one day
  • Non-productive retching/vomiting; swollen or distended abdomen
  • Allergic reactions including swelling, rashes, or itching
  • Excessive or persistent bleeding
  • Inability to urinate; straining to urinate
  • Diabetic animals refusing food
  • Pregnant animals in active labor for more than one hour without delivering, or going more than 3-4 hours between deliveries
  • Bumping into things; becoming disoriented
  • Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior
  • Vomiting blood/passing blood in stools/urine
  • Changes in behavior, appetite or elimination
  • Bite wounds
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Cuts, lacerations
  • Electric shock
  • Eye injuries
  • Fall from heights
  • Heatstroke, frostbite
  • Hit by car, car accident
  • Penetrating foreign objects


  • Algae and mold
  • Automotive fluids (antifreeze, oil, radiator, windshield washer, etc.)
  • Baits (slugs, snails, flies)
  • Bleach & other cleansers (toilets, tubs, tiles, drains, countertops, floors)
  • Citronella candles
  • Cocoa mulch
  • Compost
  • Detergents (laundry, dishwasher, and fabric softener in powders, liquids, and pods)
  • Fertilizers
  • Flea and other household extermination products
  • Insecticides, pesticides, rodenticides (especially those containing bromethalin)
  • Lotions and topical ointments
  • Mothballs
  • Plants and bulbs
  • Sunblock
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avocados
  • Caffeinated beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Fatty foods
  • Garlic, onions, chives
  • Grapes, raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Salt
  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener in gum, candy, toothpaste, some peanut butter, and other foods)
  • Yeast dough
  • Aloe
  • Amaryllis
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Castor Bean
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Dumb Cane
  • Gladiolas
  • Holly
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lilies
  • Mistletoe
  • Narcissus
  • Oleander
  • Poinsettia
  • Pothos
  • Rhododendron
  • Sago Palm
  • Schefflera
  • Tulip
  • Yew
  • Yucca

A large portion of household plants are toxic to pets. To view photographs of a much more extensive list of toxic and harmful plants known to cause systemic effects and/or varying degrees of gastrointestinal upset, visit www.aspca.org.

  • Human prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter human medications (cold and flu, appetite suppressants)
  • Pain relievers (aspirin, products containing ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
  • Supplements (vitamins, etc.)

While the following may not be toxic, they may cause electric shock, intestinal blockage, or overall harm.

  • Batteries
  • Bones
  • Buttons
  • Cat litter
  • Coins (especially pennies)
  • Electrical cords, outlets
  • Fire (from candles, fireplace)
  • Garbage, excessive amounts of food
  • Glow jewelry
  • Gorilla GlueTM
  • Marijuana
  • Nicotine (cigarettes, patches)
  • Paint
  • Potpourri
  • Ribbon, string, thread
  • Tinsel
  • Toads, insects, spiders, snakes, and scorpions
  • Toys