Emergency Vet In Ames, IA

Looking for an emergency vet in Ames, IA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Ames, IA

      SOMERSET VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2721 Stange Road, Ames IA 50010
      TEL: (515) 292-0400
      Taking your pet to see their veterinarian shouldn’t feel like a chore. At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we believe firmly in treating our clients and patients like members of the family, and making their experiences with us as enjoyable as possible.

      ISU LLOYD VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER

      ADDRESS: 1600 S. 16th Street, Ames IA 50011
      TEL: (515) 294-4900
      The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of animals and human beings through excellence in education, research, professional practice and committed service to the State of Iowa, the nation and the world.

      PET MEDICAL CENTER OF AMES

      ADDRESS: 1416 S Duff Avenue, Ames IA 50010
      TEL: (515) 232-7204
      We are all pet owners here, and nothing is more important to us than caring for our children (aka our pets) and keeping them with us as long as possible. We are a one-doctor practice with dedicated staff offering comprehensive care for your pets from beginning to end.

      AMES PET HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1400 Dickinson Avenue, Ames IA 50014
      TEL: (515) 292-8885
      We, at Ames Pet Hospital, have assembled a caring and compassionate group of veterinary professionals to bring the best possible healthcare to your pet. You can count on our team of veterinarians and staff to provide superior care and excellent service.


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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.