Emergency Vets in Des Moines, WA

Looking for an emergency vet in Des Moines, WA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Des Moines, WA

      MARINE VIEW VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 22616 Marine View Drive South, Des Moines WA 98198
      TEL: (206) 878-7616
      We are a veterinary hospital serving the dogs and cats in Des Moines, Washington. We strive to incorporate the latest research and veterinary technology to help your pet enjoy many more happy years by your side. For over forty years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing outstanding care. Each member of our compassionate and fun-loving team truly loves the work that they do and we believe it shows.

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (DES MOINES)

      ADDRESS: 27019 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines WA 98198
      TEL: (253) 528-0282
      Look to this Banfield Pet Hospital® as your partner in quality pet care. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, x-rays and surgery, this full service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health and happiness of your pet. Let us show you how an Optimum Wellness Plan® ensures ongoing preventive care for your pet, at every life and health stage.
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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.