Emergency Vets in Alexandria, LA

Looking for an emergency vet in Alexandria, LA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Alexandria, LA

      TURNER ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 3620 Coliseum Boulevard, Alexandria LA 71301
      TEL: (318) 448-0219
      Turner Animal Clinic is a full-service facility that cares for almost any need your dog or cat may have. We pride ourselves on being the one-stop shop for pet owners. Not only do we work to provide your dog or cat with exceptional healthcare, we also have skilled groomers as well as caretakers for overnight boarding.

      ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER (ALEXANDRIA)

      ADDRESS: 4118 Coliseum Boulevard, Alexandria LA 71301
      TEL: (318) 448-7000
      The veterinarians and staff at Animal Medical Center 28W in Alexandria, Louisiana, are committed to the highest quality of medical care of our patients. Our state-of-the-art AAHA certified hospital features an on-site x-ray unit; a complete diagnostic testing lab; surgery, recovery and isolation ward; an in-house pharmacy; and boarding and grooming facilities.

      ALEXANDRIA ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 4801 Masonic Drive, Alexandria LA 71301
      TEL: (318) 442-4222
      Providing Compassionate Care for Your Family Friend Since 1968. Located at 4801 Masonic Drive just off the traffic circle, we are one of CENLA’s oldest and most respected veterinary hospitals.

      FITZGERALD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 5119 Masonic Drive, Alexandria LA 71301
      TEL: (318) 445-6428
      The veterinarians and staff at Fitzgerald Animal Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, are committed to the highest quality of medical care of our patients. This full-service animal medical center, awarded the highest level of certification by the American Animal Hospital Association, has provided comprehensive animal medical services to citizens of Central Louisiana for thirty-nine years.

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      Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

      Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

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

      How to Handle Your Injured Pet

      It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

      For Dogs:

      • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
      • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
      • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      For Cats:

      • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
      • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
      • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

      First Aid Treatment At Home

      Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabalize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.

      Bleeding:

      • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
      • If possible, elevate the injury.

      Choking:

      • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
      • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconcious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
      • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
      • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
      • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
      • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
      • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.