Emergency Care

Emergency Hours

WellPet Humane is open from 8am – 4pm Monday-Saturday.  We are closed all day Sunday.

If you need an after-hours emergency hospital. Please go to:

Animal Emergency Center of Sandy Springs
228 Sandy Springs Place | Sandy Springs, GA

Common Signs That May Require Urgent Care:

  • Bites (insect, snake, other animal, etc.)
  • Burns
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Crying out
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Eye injury or squinting
  • Excessive head shaking and scratching
  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car
  • Straining to urinate or defecate
  • Sudden limping
  • Sudden loss of appetite
  • Suspected heatstroke
  • Swollen or painful abdomen (especially in large breed dogs)
  • Lacerations
  • Seizures, fainting, or collapse
  • Unusual behavior, such as aggressiveness or lethargy
  • Unexplained trembling
  • Difficulty delivering puppies or kittens
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Ingestion of a foreign object
  • Weakness in limbs/Inability to walk

Have You Seen Changes In Your Pet’s…

These changes should be addressed by making an appointment, not by using urgent care.

Activity Level

  • is inactive and/or depressed
  • walks with stiffness, pain, or difficulty
  • limps


  • breathes with difficulty or has a cough

Ear, Nose & Throat

  • has discharge from the nose or eyes
  • has odor from the ears or excessive ear wax
  • has teeth with plaque or discoloration, reddened gums, or bad breath

Eating, Drinking & Elimination

  • has soft, bloody, or watery bowel movements
  • drinks more than normal amounts of water
  • urinates greater volumes or urinates more times per day than usual
  • eats less than normal
  • has been gaining excessive weight
  • has been losing excessive weight

Skin & Coat

  • has lumps (anywhere)
  • has fleas, ticks, or mites
  • has a dull or scaly coat
  • has sores on skin or oily skin
  • scratches excessively