Emergency Vets in Connecticut

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ADDRESS: 52 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
TEL: (203) 270-8387
Newtown Veterinary Specialists provides compassionate, quality emergency, critical, and specialty care for your pet. When your pet is sick, hurt or uncomfortable because of a medical condition or injury, you want to soothe, fix or alleviate the pain. So do we.
ADDRESS: 123 W. Cedar Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
TEL: (203) 854-9960
VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide state-of-the-art medical care for your dog or cat. We have been serving Fairfield, Westchester, and New Haven counties as well as the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metropolitan areas since 1997. Our veterinary hospital is segmented into the following departments: Dermatology/Allergy, Emergency/Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, and Cardiology.
ADDRESS: 895 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
TEL: (203) 929-8600
VCA Shoreline is one of only 35 LEVEL 1 facilities in the country. A Level I emergency and critical care facility is a 24 hour acute care facility with the resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care. This facility is open to receive small animal emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
ADDRESS: 880 Canal Street, Stamford, CT 06902
TEL: (203) 595-2777
CUVS is certified by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) as the highest level facility in veterinary trauma, emergency and critical care. We have 3 board-certified critical care specialists and 24/7 state-of-the-art Emergency and ICU care.
ADDRESS: 993 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117
TEL: (860) 236-3273
Welcome home. Vet Specs may not be your traditional home, but it’s home to us, and we want it to feel like home to you. We look at this building and the people who work here, as more than just a general, emergency or specialty practice. This is where our family works together each day, 24/7, to make sure your furry friends receive the highest level of care. When you walk through our doors, you will be greeted by familiar smiling faces, a relaxing environment for both you and your pet, and the comfort of knowing you are in the best of hands.

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.