If you are not sure if your pet is in an "emergency situation", call us at 816-741-8338, and we will help you determine if your pet needs an immediate examination. History has proven that typically the owner recognizes when their pet is in distress and we encourage them to come in with their pet. If your pet is in a crisis situation we will see them as soon as possible.
Whenever you have an emergency with your pet ALWAYS STOP AND CALL US FIRST! Some times there are things that we want you to do at home before, or rather, than bringing them into the clinic.
Never give human medicine to a pet unless a veterinarian prescribes it, because some can actually be extremely harmful and even cause death. Never give aspirin or Tylenol to cats.
First call our clinic at 816-741-8338 .Our office hours are between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Friday (on Thursday - the front office is open, but Dr. is out of office). Saturday the office is open from 8:00 AM and 12:00 noon. After hours you can call Dr. Bleish at home at 816-741-7462.
We are very fortunate to have Emergency Clinics in our area that are available after hours. They see our clients if Dr.Bleish is not available. If Dr. Bleish is not available, you can leave a message for him at his home at 816-741-7462, but if you need immediate attention call one of the three emergency clinics right away.
If you do go to an emergency clinic, ask them to send a copy of everything they do, by fax or email to us. That way Dr. Bleish can follow up with you he next day. Our fax number is 816-741-0737. Our email is AnimalCareTeam@aol.com
Animal Emergency Center
Once it has been determined that you must bring your pet to see a veterinarian, pick them up in a blanket. Be sure to bring any medications that they take regularly and if the pet has eaten has something he shouldn't (such as soap, mouse poisoning, etc.) be sure to bring the remaining box, package, etc. with you. This will help the veterinarian determine what poisons your pet has been exposed to. If the pet has vomited or had diarrhea, it is helpful if you can bring a sample with you to the veterinarian.