ER and Critical Care for Pets in Ruston, Louisiana

If you suspect that your pet might be having a health emergency, please call us first at (318) 255-3303 so we can triage your pet and help you figure out what to do next. When needed, we can provide blood transfusions, hospitalization, and access to antivenin. If the situation is urgent, we might ask that you come in to see us right away, or take your pet straight to the emergency vet for intensive care.

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Our Recommended Emergency Vet

Animal Emergency Clinic of NE Louisiana is our referral emergency vet for patients requiring extensive emergency care (or after-hours emergency care).

Signs of a Pet Emergency

Contact Lagniappe Animal Health at (318) 255-3303 or Animal Emergency Clinic of NE LA at (318) 410-0555 if any of the symptoms/situations listed below apply to your pet:

  • Panting heavily/difficulty breathing
  • Continuous vomiting/diarrhea
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Collapse (even if your pet gets up right away, they still might need to see a vet immediately)
  • Hit by a car
  • Fell from a high place
  • Got attacked by a wild animal
  • Crying and moving gingerly, as if in pain
  • Sustained an eye injury
  • Bleeding from nose, ears, or mouth
  • Ingested poison
  • Choking/foaming at the mouth
  • Abdomen is distended and firm to the touch