Northside Veterinary Clinic

Emergencies

If your pet is having another kind of emergency, please give us a call to let us know what is going on. We can advise you what to do from there. For certain situations, we recommend going straight to an emergency facility if we think the pet may need overnight care or monitoring. If it is your first time here, please make sure to bring any previous records you have with you. If the pet is having diarrhea, bring a poop sample. If the pet is having urinary issues, bring a urine sample. If you are experiencing an emergency, please give us a call at 718-387-0541.

How To Handle An Emergency Situation

If your pet has ingested a toxic substance, please call poison control on your way to your nearest vet. There is typically a fee for this, but many times we cannot proceed without a case report from poison control toxicologists to let us know what to do. PLEASE WRITE DOWN YOUR CASE NUMBER.

24/7 Animal Poison Control Center
855-764-7661

ASPCA Poison Control
888-426-4435

Emergency Situations

  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Ingestion of Toxic Materials (you can find a list of those below)
  • Ingestion of Foreign Body (Toys, Socks, String, Plastic, Etc.)
  • Major Traumatic Events (such as being hit by a car)
  • Uncontrollable Bleeding
  • Lethargy and Lack of Appetite
  • Chronic/Severe Diarrhea and/or Vomiting
  • Bloated/Distended Abdomen
  • Seizures

After Business Hours

If we are not open and you aren't able to get a hold of someone, below are the two emergency facilities in Brooklyn.

Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG)
196 4th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217
718-522-9400

Blue Pearl Brooklyn
190 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-596-0099

Toxic Substances

Foods

  • Alcohol
  • Apple Seeds
  • Apricot
  • Avocado
  • Bones
  • Cherry seeds and leaves
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions and shallots
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes, red or green, stems and leaves
  • Chocolate (cake, candy bars, cookies, fudge, etc.)
  • Coffee and caffeine
  • Peach pits and leaves
  • Xylitol, a chemical sweetener used in many products (sugar-free gum in particular and some peanut butters)
  • Yeast Dough

Plants

  • Aloe vera
  • Azalea
  • Christmas Rose
  • Crocus bulbs
  • Elephant ears
  • English ivy
  • Geranium
  • Holly leaves and berries
  • Lilies, Easter and other oriental varieties
  • Mistletoe Berries
  • Mushrooms, many varieties
  • Oak leaves and acorns
  • Pansy seeds
  • Poinsettia
  • Sago palm
  • Tulip bulbs

Household Items and Human Medications

  • Anti-depressants
  • Acetaminophen
  • Antifreeze
  • Ibuprofen
  • Marijuana
  • Mouse and rat poison
  • Household cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Cigarettes
  • Essential oils
  • Nicotine patches
  • Vaping liquid

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Phone: 718-387-0541

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  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed