Common Pet Problems

There are many problems that can come up with pets that cause them to need emergency pet care. If you are looking for urgent care for your pet in Dover DE, Delmarva Animal Emergency Center is ready to assist you. Our veterinarians have years of experience performing emergency pet care, and have the knowledge and expertise to handle all common pet problems.


There are many issues that can lead to the need for emergency pet care. It is always better to be prepared before an emergency happens than to have to scramble around for contact information when it already has.

It is good to be aware of whether or not your vet has 24-hour service available. If he or she works with an emergency clinic in your area, it would be a good idea to know their contact information as well. In some cases, there will be many veterinarians on staff, and they could also have partners who could answer your emergency call in the event of an emergency.

There are several reasons why your pet may be in need of emergency care. Common causes of severe trauma include:

  • Falls or accidents
  • Heatstroke
  • Choking
  • An insect sting
  • Household poisoning

While there are countless potentially life-threatening situations, these are the most common. The following are some signs that your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid or weak pulse
  • Rapid breathing
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Change in body temperature
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Excessive bleeding

If your pet displays any of the above symptoms or any other symptoms that you find concerning, do not hesitate to contact our urgent care center immediately.


If you live in Dover, DE, and need emergency pet care, the veterinarians at Delmarva Animal Emergency Center are ready to assist you. For more information on urgent care or to schedule an appointment, call us at (302) 697-0850.