Emergency Vet In Clifton, NJ

Looking for an emergency vet in Clifton, NJ? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Clifton, NJ

      VETERINARY HEALTHCARE CENTER OF CLIFTON

      ADDRESS: 753 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton NJ 07013
      TEL: (973) 472-8883
      Turn to Veterinary Healthcare Center of Clifton Inc for quality pet care and veterinary services. From physical examination and dentistry to surgery, we provide comprehensive pet services.

      CLIFTON AVE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 730 Clifton Avenue, Clifton NJ 07013
      TEL: (973) 894-3410
      Our goal at Clifton Avenue Animal Hospital is to provide quality care and treatment to the animals of New Jersey. We promise the best experience for both the animals that we treat and their owners.

      VCA FOSTER ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1347 Broad Street, Clifton NJ 07013
      TEL: (973) 777-0064

      VETERINARY EMERGENCY GROUP (CLIFTON)

      ADDRESS: 790 Route 3, Clifton NJ 07012
      TEL: (201) 438-7122
      Emergency is all we do, and that’s why we do it best. VEG is a true partner with your primary vet, acting as an extension of their practice for after-hours emergency care.


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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.