Emergency Vet In Cranston, RI

Looking for an emergency vet in Cranston, RI? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Cranston, RI

      CRANSTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1119 Park Avenue, Cranston RI 02910
      TEL: (401) 943-0770
      Our clients are good friends as well as customers, and we value your continued trust and goodwill. Courtesy and patience with you and your pets are our foremost priorities. We aim to be personable, professional, respectful, and attentive. You come to us for help with pets you dearly love, and we cherish your trust and continued relationship with us.

      OAKLAWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 655 Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston RI 02920
      TEL: (401) 943-0500
      At Oaklawn Animal Hospital, we are committed to treating our clients with respect and our patients with compassion and exceptional medical and surgical care. We are advocates for our patients and work to enhance the human-animal bond within a humane and compassionate society.

      MERCY ANIMAL HOSPITAL (CRANSTON)

      ADDRESS: 1395 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920
      TEL: (401) 821-9222
      Mercy Animal Hospital has been serving the needs of pet owners in Cranston, Warwick and the neighboring towns of Rhode Island since 1951, making it one of the longest serving small businesses in the area.


       

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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.