Emergency Vet In Dothan, AL

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      List of Emergency Vets in Dothan, AL

      DOTHAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1846 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
      TEL: (334) 793-9779
      With more than 43 years combined experience, the veterinarians of Dothan Animal Hospital (DAH) are committed to provide the best possible care for your valued pets and the best service to you, our valued clients.

      SOUTHEAST ALABAMA VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 4223 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
      TEL: (334) 671-1990
      We are pleased to provide after hours emergency consultations from a licensed veterinary professional. These individuals will help to determine whether or not a trip to the emergency vet is necessary.

      SOUTHERN REGIONAL VETERINARY EMERGENCY SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 301 Westgate Parkway, Dothan, AL 36303
      TEL: (334) 699-7787
      The veterinarians and staff at Southern Regional Veterinary Emergency Services understand that emergencies can occur at any hour of the day and at any point during the week. That is why we focus on providing you and your pet with the support that you need when you need it.

      CARE ANIMAL CENTER

      ADDRESS: 3454 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36305
      TEL: (334) 794-6333
      Our goal here at Care Animal Center has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. The Care Animal Center team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.


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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.