Pet Emergencies

Greenway Pet Clinic
8640 E. Tanque
Verde Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85749


During Business Hours

Greenway Pet Clinic
(520) 749-1736
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

After Business Hours...

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
4909 N. La Canada Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704

Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency
141 East Fort Lowell
Tucson, AZ 85705

Animal Emergency Service
4832 East Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85712

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center

1-800-362-0101 (outside Tucson)
Tucson has its fair share of venomous animals. If bitten, immediately call the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at 626-6016 in Tucson and 1-800-362-0101 elsewhere in Arizona and seek medical attention if you are unable to call.

National ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
1-888-426-4435 (24-hour emergency information)
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is the premier animal-oriented poison control center in North America. So it's the best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Make the call that can make all the difference.

Call a Veterinarian immediately when you notice these symptoms:

• Birth Defects
• Burns
- Often difficult to assess depth and extent
• Choking
- Appears distressed, extends head and neck, salivates, coughs, paws the mouth
• Collapse Or Loss Of Balance
- Depression, staggering, falling over, walking in circles, rigidity, unable to get up
• Difficulty Breathing
- Noisy breathing, blue tongue, gasping
• Continual Straining
- Attempting to defecate or urinate with little or no result
• Heavy Bleeding
- From any part of the body. Apply pressure
• Injury
- Puncture wound, exposed bone, lameness, pain
• Pain
- Severe, continuous or spasmodic
• Itching
- Uncontrollable scratching or biting, bleeding
• Vomiting And/Or Diarrhea
- Severe for more than two to three days
• Poisoning
- Chemical, snake, spider or plant, retain for veterinarian to identify type of poisoning

Poison Prevention
Learn about many aspects of pets an poison. Know where to call for help. Always read the label first before you buy, store, and use household cleaners or pesticide products. Many common household products such as cleaners and pesticides could hurt a pet if not used and stored correctly.

Some Common Household Poisions
There are a number of substances we all keep around our homes that can be dangerous for our pets.
Click here for a list

CPR for Dogs and Cats
CPR - Caridopulmonary resuscitaion - is an attempt to supply blood flow and oxygen to the tissues of the body when normal respiration and/or heart function have failed. Time is critical as irreversible tissue damage occurs within 2-4 minutes of respiratory or circulatory arrest. Signs of cardiac arrest include unconsciousness, cesssation of breathing, pale to grey-white gums, dilated pupils.

Toxic Household Plants
This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals or as having intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract.
Click here for a list