For urgent care during business hours, please call 808.661.0025.
Please have basic information about your pet (dog/cat, breed, sex, spayed/neutered, age, size) to tell the veterinarian or assistant.
Giving clear, concise information can be greatly helpful to us in trying to assist you and your pet.
What is the main problem you are concerned about?
How long has the problem been going on?
What is the severity or frequency of symptoms?
(Generally, we do not recommend medications to pets we have not seen before.)
Multiple problems or indications of severe disease (coma, weakness, seizures)
may indicate that your pet needs to be seen on an emergency basis.
Here are a few things we can recommend without seeing a patient.
Please remember you are responsible for assessing your pet, and always call if signs worsen.
The number is 808.661.0025.
In an animal acting generally perky, without repeated vomiting, and which has not been anorexic,withhold food and water for several hours.
If vomiting stops, start back with small amounts of water and bland diet.
If good appetite, no vomiting, perky, no fever, feed your pet a bland diet and bring in fecal sample.
If no fever or weakness, not having difficulty breathing, pink gums and no history of heart disease,
it is probably not an emergency but should be seen within 24-48 hours.
Bee sting or allergic reaction:
If alert and active, not having problems breathing, you can give 1 mg per pound Benadryl (capsules are 25 mg).
It can also be helpful to assess certain physical parameters at home so you can give us more information.
normal is 100 F - 102.5 F
abnormal = rapid, labored, noisy or coughing
normal = pink
abnormal = white, blue or yellow
decreased or anorexic
Abdominal distension or pain:
vomit, diarrhea, blood in vomit or stool
straining or blood in urine
coma or agitation, blindness, seizures, unable to walk
wounds, swellings, lameness
insect bite, ingestion or exposure to poison
We will also need the following information from you:
list of medications including aspirin, any previous illness or surgery, vaccine history & information on any pregnancies
Due to the nature of practice in Hawaii, there are no 24-hour emergency hospitals on the island of Maui.
It is often safer for us to stabilize your pet on an emergency basis
and proceed with more definitive treatments during normal business hours when our full support staff is available.
This makes prevention and education vitally important in maintaining your pet's health!
Our goal is to do our best to care for your pet and you!