Emergency Vet In Cape Girardeau, MO

Looking for an emergency vet in Cape Girardeau, MO? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Cape Girardeau, MO

      CROSS POINT ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2601 Hopper Road, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
      TEL: (573) 334-0070
      Our dedicated and caring team of professionals bring a vast array of experience and expertise — making us your number one choice of veterinary care in the local area. We offer a complete care portfolio and are available 24/7 to deal with any emergencies that might arise. We look forward to welcoming your pet to our family.

      DOGWOOD VETERINARY HOSPITAL (CAPE GIRARDEAU)

      ADDRESS: 1208 W Cape Rock Drive, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
      TEL: (573) 335-6590
      At Dogwood Veterinary Hospital, we are a team of veterinary professionals that recognizes the special role your pet plays within your family. We also understand that you only want what’s best for your pet, and so do we. This is why we treat our patients as if they are part of our very own families.

      LACROIX PET HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2984 County Road 620, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
      TEL: (573) 334-1366
      LaCroix Pet Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Cape Girardeau, MO. The professional and courteous staff at LaCroix Pet Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, dental care and boarding services for their highly-valued patients.

      SKYVIEW ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 2139 Megan Drive, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
      TEL: (573) 334-6283
      Skyview Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Cape Girardeau, MO since 1961. The professional and courteous staff at Skyview Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.


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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.