2851 W. IRVING PARK RD  CHICAGO, ILLINOIS  60618     PHONE  (773) 539-9080   FAX  (773) 478-0605

Emergency Services

EmergencyWhen Care Can't Wait

Medical emergencies for a beloved cat can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your cat's needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 emergency care.

During our regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at Cat Hospital of Chicago are available to help should your pet experience require emergency care. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival. We may refer critical care cases where 24/7 hospitalization is needed. There are several specialty veterinary hospitals located within a few miles of our practice.

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

MedVet Chicago
3123 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 281-7110
Hours: Open 24 hours

Premier Veterinary Group
3927 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 516-5800
Hours: Open 24 hours

Blue Pearl Veterinry Partners
820 Frontage Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 564-5775
Hours: Open 24 hours

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Cat

You know your cat better than anyone else. The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your cat 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:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden onset abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness or inability to walk
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Discomfort, straining or inability to urinate or defecate
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