Emergency Vet In Decatur, IL

Looking for an emergency vet in Decatur, IL? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Decatur, IL

      FARVIEW HOSPITAL FOR ANIMALS

      ADDRESS: 1090 West South Side Drive, Decatur IL 62521
      TEL: (217) 428-7709
      We encourage pet owners to be involved with their pet’s care and aware of what is happening. You can always trust our Decatur veterinarians to provide professional and compassionate care for your pets because, at Fairview Hospital for Animals, your pets are our passion.

      NORTHGATE PET CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 2800 N MLK Jr Drive, Decatur IL 62526
      TEL: (217) 877-4393
      Welcome to Northgate Pet Clinic, your local veterinarians in Decatur, Illinois. We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Decatur, Illinois and surrounding areas including: Elwin, Boody, Harristown, Bearsdale, Forsyth, Oreana, Oakley, Long Creek and Mt. Zion.

      DECATUR ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1445 East Pershing Road, Decatur IL 62526
      TEL: (217) 877-4244
      Decatur Animal Clinic has been a family-owned and operated, full-service veterinary clinic, serving Central IL for over 60 years!

      BRUSH COLLEGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 566 N. Brush College Road, Suite D, Decatur IL 62521
      TEL: (217) 422-9393
      Brush College Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Decatur, IL. The professional and courteous staff at Brush College Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental 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.