Emergency Vets in Delaware

Looking for an emergency vet in Delaware? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

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List of Emergency Clinics in Delaware

ADDRESS: 1482 East Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901
TEL: (302) 697-0850
Delmarva Animal Emergency Center is a full service animal hospital and we see emergency cases as well as any other urgent medical or surgical needs. We are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments.
ADDRESS: 1360 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19711
TEL: (302) 737-8100
VCA Newark Animal Hospital has been serving the dogs and cats of New Castle; Wilmington; Elk Mills; Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware as well as Northern Maryland; Southern Pennsylvania; and Southern New Jersey for over 40 years.
ADDRESS: 828 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809
TEL: (302) 762-2694
Our state-of-the-art animal hospital in Wilmington is located just minutes from I-95 and 495 in the Bellefonte area. You’ll find us just down the road from Claymont, right across the street from Bellevue State Park.

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.