Emergency Vet In Bowie, MD

Looking for an emergency vet in Bowie, MD? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Bowie, MD

      DOGS AND CATS VETERINARY REFERRAL & ER

      ADDRESS: 6700 Laurel-Bowie Road, Bowie MD 20715
      TEL: (301) 809-8800
      We are a veterinary referral hospital and 24 hour emergency hospital. We have a wide range of veterinary specialties, including cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, neurology and radiology. Our specialists see patients by referral from your veterinarian.

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (BOWIE)

      ADDRESS: 4500 Mitchellville Road, Bowie MD 20716
      TEL: (301) 805-8955
      Bowie, MD is home to Banfield Pet Hospital, where you’ll find local veterinarians committed to providing quality health care for pet in Prince George’s county and the surrounding areas. Our veterinary professionals provide comprehensive pet health care for your pet, including vaccinations, routine checkups, nutritional tips, and pet care advice.

      HIGHWAY VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2604 Crain Highway, Bowie MD 20716
      TEL: (301) 249-2005
      Highway Veterinary Hospital has been a family-owned veterinary hospital since 1981. We have a vision to provide the best veterinary services to dogs, cats, and pocket pets of Prince George’s County and its surrounding areas.

      BELAIR VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 15511 Hall Road, Bowie MD 20721
      TEL: (301) 249-5200
      Established in 1968, Belair Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary practice located in Bowie, Maryland specializing in small animal health care. Our mission is to provide the highest quality in veterinary pet health care in a professional, friendly and relaxed setting.


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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.