Contact Emergency Service

Phone: 561.741.4041
Fax: 561.741.4043
Email: Jupiterpets@gmail.com

 

Compassionate Care    (561) 741-4041

Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center
A New Approach To Emergency Pet Care

Monday - Friday 5PM - 8AM
Saturday & Sunday & Holidays 24 Hours

300 South Central Boulevard, Suite A
Jupiter FL 33458

For appointments with the Specialty Services
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
call 561.741.4041 

Emergency Vet Service

In Case Of Emergency

Remain calm. Assess the situation.

Remove the animal from any chance of further harm.                  
BE CAREFUL – even a loving pet may bite and scratch when in pain.

Dial the Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center at 561-741-4041 Explain the problem to the Emergency Center Technician. Calling before you bring your pet in for treatment will give the staff time to prepare for your individual situation and requirements, and, also enable us to give you instructions for transport.

When you arrive at the Center, we will examine and treat your pet as promptly as possible. Life threatening emergency cases will be treated first, regardless of order of arrival. Unfortunately, this may interrupt an examination in progress or cause a less critical patient to wait. Please be assured that our staff will work as quickly as possible to attend to all patients.


BUFO TOADS ARE DEADLY!!! THE RECENT RAINS HAVE BROUGH THEM OUT!!
IF YOU SEE YOUR DOG COME INTO CONTACT WITH A TOXIC BUFO TOAD, COME TO THE JPESC IMMEDIATELY!

Credit: USGS/Florida Integrated Science Center

 FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wildlife_info/frogstoads/bufo_marinus.php

Bufo Toad Toxicity (Toad Poisoning)

The old legend of kissing a frog and having it turn into a handsome prince may well have originated from hallucinations caused by kissing a species of Bufo Toads.  Bufo Marinus, or the Cane Toad as it is commonly called, secretes a thick, white, highly hallucinogenic neurotoxin from the glands along its sides.  These glands are used by the toad to defend itself when disturbed or threatened.  Dogs that mouth at or bite these toads while investigating them can absorb this toxin through their gums. The poison is very irritating to mucous membranes which will cause initial signs of exposure including drooling, foaming at the mouth, and bright red gums.  Once absorbed, the toxin interferes with the heart rate and rhythm, which can be life threatening particularly for small dogs.  Other symptoms of toxicity can include vomiting, stiff limbs, loss of balance, and seizures.

In order to save  your pet’s life, if you suspect a Bufo Toad toxicity, IMMEDIATELY:

  1. Use a damp washcloth to rise out your pet’s  mouth and gently  wipe the gums. This should help to reduce the amount of toxin absorbed. Be careful not to allow your pet to swallow the water. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOUR PET IS EXPERIENCING A SEIZURE.
  2. Call your Veterinarian during their regular business hours or Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Clinic during nights, weekends, and holidays. Follow whatever instructions you are given.
  3. TRY TO REMAIN CALM. Be prepared to transport your pet as quickly as possible to the facility for emergency treatment.

To Avoid Toad Exposure:

  1. Cane Toads are very common in South Florida.  Keep your pet leashed when outside. This is especially important during the rainy season, at dusk, or early in the morning; this is when the toads are most active.
  2. Toads often hide in moist areas, around sprinklers, under bushes and in other vegetation.  Keep your dog away from these areas.

FOODS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT FEED TO YOUR PETS!!!