Emergency Vet In Columbus, MS

Looking for an emergency vet in Columbus, MS? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Columbus, MS

      BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL HOSPITAL (COLUMBUS)

      ADDRESS: 2116 Highway 45 North, Columbus MS 39705
      TEL: (662) 798-0878
      Best Friends Animal Hospital in Columbus, Mississippi, is a full service small animal hospital. It is our commitment to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery in a compassionate and professional manner.

      ANIMAL CLINIC OF COLUMBUS

      ADDRESS: 3157 Highway 45 N, Columbus MS 39705
      TEL: (662) 327-9414
      Animal Clinic of Columbus is proud to serve Columbus, MS and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

      ANIMAL HEALTH SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 886 N. Lehmberg Road, Columbus MS 39702
      TEL: (662) 328-2821
      Our goal at Animal Health Services is to provide quality, compassionate care to our patients by maintaining a client-centered practice that offers convenience, education, excellent service and fair fees.


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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.