Emergencies

If you believe your pet is suffering from a medical emergency during normal business hours, we advise that you bring them into to see one of our veterinarians immediately. Lakewood’s veterinary team is trained to identify potentially life-threatening situations quickly and accurately to ensure your pet is promptly taken care of.

Lakewood Animal Hospital
1301 Lakewood Drive
Morris, IL 60450
815.942.1199

In the event of an emergency before or after normal business hours, please call us at 815.942.1199 and we will connect you with our on-call doctor.

The following are symptoms that could potentially be serious and warrant immediate consultation with a veterinarian if your pet:

  • Is having difficulty breathing
  • Is having irregular or bloody bowel movements
  • Is vomiting (especially with blood)
  • Is having trouble urinating or is vocalizing while urinating
  • Is bleeding excessively
  • Is acting erratically or biting at imaginary objects
  • Is having a seizure or loss of balance
  • Has suffered heatstroke or severe dehydration
  • Is visibly in pain or panting heavily
  • Has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours straight
  • Has eaten/swallowed a foreign object(s)
  • Has eaten/swallowed a poisonous substance
  • Has suffered serious trauma or injury
  • Seems to have lost its sight (sudden blindness)
  • Is unconscious
  • Has a swollen abdomen that appears painful when touched
  • Is experience unusual swelling
  • Is pregnant and having difficulty delivering puppies or kittens

Or anything else that is unusual or worrisome to you!