Emergency Vets in DeRidder, LA

Looking for an emergency vet in DeRidder, LA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in DeRidder, LA

      HAYES VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1625 N Pine Street, DeRidder LA 70634
      TEL: (337) 463-7011
      Our animal hospital has been serving the DeRidder, LA, community for many years. Dr. Hayes bought Hoerner Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Hoerner in November 2018 and rebranded the hospital as Hayes Veterinary Hospital. Our veterinarians are committed to providing the highest quality veterinary care possible to cats, dogs, horses, bovines, small ruminants, and more!

      BEAUREGARD VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 3014 Highway 171, DeRidder LA 70634
      TEL: (337) 463-2001
      Meghan and Robbie Hooks are the proud new owners of Beauregard Veterinary Clinic. We are excited to serve the DeRidder area. Call for an appointment today!

      WESTSIDE VETERINARY CLINIC (DERIDDER)

      ADDRESS: 3476 Highway 190 West, DeRidder LA 70634
      TEL: (337) 463-3922
      We believe in practicing high-quality medicine and spending time getting to know our clients and their special four-legged family members.

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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 stabilize 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 maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • If your pet is unconscious 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.