Veterinary Emergency Care

Dr. DeForge is here to help!


Silver Sands Veterinary Urgent Care

Dr. DeForge has been an ER and Urgent Care doctor for over 40 years and he is the Senior Urgent Care doctor in the Milford area.

Here’s How We Can Help You on-site with Urgent Care and save you from long waits at the local 24/7 ER

Walk-Ins are welcome! Examples of urgent care problems that can be treated at Silver Sands Veterinary:

  • Sudden lameness in any leg
  • Ear infections and your LDVM is closed
  • Biting at skin or paws with bleeding and your LDVM is closed
  • Seizures that are not continuous
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Severe cough that is not associated with advanced already diagnosed heart disease
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Painful urinary tract infections
  • The male urinary-obstructed “blocked” cat
  • Painful oral conditions
  • Non-life threatening trauma of any type
  • Eye ulcerations suspected-eye ulcerations are painful
  • Any other trauma to the eye-again eye trauma is painful
  • Cat and dog fights
  • Lacerations
  • Ear hematomas
  • Possible slipped disc
  • Hip/shoulder/elbow luxations
  • Advanced flea allergy dermatitis with constant scratching and skin bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Non-life threatening intoxications
  • Broken and bleeding nail beds
  • Heatstroke in warm weather
  • Hypothermia in winter weather
  • Frostbite
  • Broken and bleeding nails

If SSV is not open and your pet needs urgent care or life-saving care, Dr. DeForge recommends the following 24/7 emergency care centers

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal St, Stamford, CT 06902
Open 24/7

Shoreline VREC-VCA
895 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
Open 24/7

Norwalk VREC-VCA
123 West Cedar St, Norwalk, CT 06854
Open 24/7

Examples of Emergencies that need 24/7 Life-Saving Care:

  • Advanced heart problems – cardiopulmonary collapse or shock
  • Stroke and other vascular accidents affecting the central nervous system
  • Severe shortness of breath – advanced pulmonary pathology
  • Poisonings that need 24/7 care after treatment
  • Major life-threatening problems (i.e., spinal, vascular, gastrointestinal, or urinary problems)
  • Severe wounds and compound/complex limb fractures
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood and/or severe blood loss causing shock
  • Auto accidents where critical care support is needed