Emergency Vet In Baton Rouge, LA

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

      List of Emergency Vets in Baton Rouge, LA

      LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

      ADDRESS: Skip Bertman Drive, Baton Rouge LA 70803
      TEL: (225) 578-9600
      The LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is open 24/7, seven days a week, 365 days a year to serve animals. We have the most board-certified specialists under one roof in Louisiana and offer a variety of specialty services, as well as primary care for animals.

      HELOUIN VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 7821 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge LA 70815
      TEL: (225) 924-2471
      Helouin Veterinary Hospital has been providing quality veterinary care to the Baton Rouge and surrounding community since our founding in 1976. It is our mission to provide the finest possible care for your pet while providing you with a clear understanding of your pet’s health needs.

      JEFFERSON ANIMAL HOSPITAL (BATON ROUGE)

      ADDRESS: 8774 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge LA 70809
      TEL: (225) 927-2344
      Jefferson Animal Hospital has been providing outstanding veterinary care to pets in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for over 40 years. As your local pet health expert, we hope that your family will rely on our team as your welcoming, skilled, and compassionate partner in care.

      BATON ROUGE PET EMERGENCY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1514 Cottondale Drive, Baton Rouge LA 70815
      TEL: (225) 927-9940
      At Baton Rouge Animal Hospital and Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital, you can expect state-of-the-art medical care when your four-legged companion is in an emergency or needs general wellness and preventative care.

      SHERWOOD SOUTH ANIMAL EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE CENTER

      ADDRESS: 3803 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Suite B, Baton Rouge LA 70816
      TEL: (225) 351-0205
      At Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center, you can expect state of the art medical care for your four-legged companions. We believe in nurturing the human-animal bond and creating a harmonious relationship between people and animals.


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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.