Sunray Animal Clinic

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207-725-6398

Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Sunray Animal Clinic is not a 24-hour facility, meaning there is no staff on premises after the office closes. If you have an emergency outside of our normal hours of operation, please contact one of the following emergency clinics:

Portland Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care
739 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 878-3121
portlandvetspecialists.com

Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine
37 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 777-1110
www.aec-midmaine.com

Maine Veterinary Medical Center
1500 Technology Way 
Scarborough, ME 04074-7648
(207) 885-1290
www.maineveterinaryreferralcenter.com 

Midcoast Animal Emergency Clinic
191 Camden Rd
Warren, ME 04864
(207) 273-1100
http://www.midcoastaec.com/

Signs your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety tips:

Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.

For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.

For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.

If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us, or if after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.