Emergency Vets in Bristol, CT

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      List of Emergency Vets in Bristol, CT

      ALL FOR PAWS

      ADDRESS: 149 Prospect Street, Bristol CT 06010
      TEL:(860) 582-7387
      Paws, LLC we know that our clients appreciate a wide range of services available to them during regular business hours. All services are available by appointment by calling our office. We are a full-service general animal hospital and wellness center which provides on-site general surgeries, a full range of diagnostic laboratory services, and a pet pharmacy. We will provide written prescriptions upon request, or whenever it is more economical for the pet patient’s family.

      VCA BRISTOL ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 865 Terryville Avenue, Bristol CT 06010
      TEL:(860) 583-4641
      Our doctors and staff have been serving the community for over 35 years serving Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Terryville, Torrington and Winsted areas. We have grown to a full-service hospital providing medical care, boarding and grooming to our clients and patients, seven days a week. We are also proud to be a Cat-Friendly Practice, certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).

      CHIPPENS HILL VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 595 Clark Avenue, Bristol CT 06010
      TEL:(860) 850-2187
      As a pet owner, you need an experienced veterinarian you can trust to care for your pet like their own. At Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital, we treat every pet like a member of our own family. Our team of accomplished, animal-loving veterinarians in Bristol is dedicated to helping pets live long, healthy, and happy lives by delivering the medical services and treatments they need.
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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 stabilize 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 maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconscious 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.