In Case of Emergency

South Forsyth Pet Emergencies

pet emergency, south forsythAt South Forsyth Animal Hospital in Cumming we are committed to ensuring your pet has access to the best care possible, at any time, any day, especially in the event of an emergency. During our regular business hours the veterinary staff at South Forsyth Animal Hospital is available for any emergency care. If possible please call 770-889-0737 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

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

Animal Emergency Center of North Fulton
900 Mansell Rd. Suite 19
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 594-2266

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 6 pm - 8 am
Open 12 pm on Saturday through 8 am on Monday

Blue Pearl – Sandy Springs GA
455 Abernathy Road, NE
Atlanta GA 30328
Phone: (404) 459-0903
Fax: (404) 459-6462

Open 24/7

When to Seek Emergency Care

Determining whether your pet needs emergency care can be overwhelming and frightening. We advise you to contact us or one of our emergency care referral facilities immediately if you feel your pet's condition is serious and cannot wait. A trained professional can help you decide on the best course of action. The following guidelines can be used as an aid in making a decision. If your pet is exhibiting any of the following signs, they most likely need to be seen on an emergency basis. The list is by no means comprehensive.

  • Difficulty breathing - may be manifested as blue or pale gums, pink frothy liquid from nose or mouth, panting constantly, stretching head and neck out while breathing, or constant coughing and inability to rest through the night.
  • A distended, "bloated abdomen"
  • Profuse hemorrhage or major known trauma
  • Collapse or profound weakness
  • Sudden loss of use of the rear legs
  • An elevated heart rate (>160 beats per minute)
  • Crying out in pain
  • Jaundiced (yellow) gums
  • Protracted vomiting or diarrhea
  • Not being able to move or walk
  • Known exposure to dangerous poisons - if you are unsure if a substance your pet has ingested is toxic, you can also call National Animal Poison Control at 1-800-548-2423. They are staffed by veterinary toxicologists who can assist in a toxin-related emergency. There is a fee for their services.

Our Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 12pm