Exotic and Avian emergencies:
Alpenglow Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Center(AVSE)
3640 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80301
Cat and Dog emergencies:
For the Northern Denver Metro area:
Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services (ACCESS)
1597 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214
WheatRidge Animal Hospital / Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialists
3695 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
For the Southern Denver Metro area:
Central Veterinary Emergency Services
3550 South Jason St., Englewood, CO 80110
Visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Emergency Evacuation Plan and Kit
It is important to consider how you can quickly evacuate your pets in an emergency. Discuss a plan with your family and have a kit ready to go and easily accessible. Start with a plastic bin to hold the items together. Items to add:
- Blankets and towels
- 2-3 day supply of pets own food(s) - if possible vacuum seal dry foods and date to preserve freshness
- Favorite toy or two if desired
- Gallon jug of water
- Disposable dishes
- If your pet is on daily medication, include 2-3 days worth. Be sure to label and date.
- Emergency numbers - for veterinary clinic, boarding facility (if you are not established with a boarding facility, take time to select one and get a record for your pet started. You will be more likely to drop off on emergency if they already have information on file.
Have carriers ready to go for your smaller pets and birds. Keep readied carriers and emergency evacuation kit easily accessible to you. You should be able to have your pets ready to transport within a few minutes. Be sure to keep the evacuation kit contents fresh and well dated. Check every couple of months.
First Aid Tips:
Always remember that any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinary care. First aid care is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet's life until it receives veterinary treatment.
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Get a basic Pet First Aid Kit by donating $25 to Annie's Fund!