Emergency Vets in Downers Grove, IL

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

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Downers Grove, IL

      DOWNERS GROVE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 635 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515
      TEL: (630) 968-2812
      Downers Grove Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital dedicated to nurturing the bond between you and your dog, cat, avian or exotic family member.

      ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

      ADDRESS: 1225 Warren Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515
      TEL: (630) 852-0910
      All Creatures Great and Small Veterinary Practice is a full service companion animal hospital. We strive to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.

      VCA ARBORETUM VIEW ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2551 Warrenville Road, Downers Grove IL 60515
      TEL: (630) 963-0424
      VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital’s purpose is to make a significant positive difference in the lives of the people and animals that it serves. Our doctor’s work closely together to insure your pet receives the best care available.

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (DOWNERS GROVE)

      ADDRESS: 1550 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove IL 60515
      TEL: (630) 678-1195
      Our local veterinarians know that pets are an important part of a family and believe they deserve the same standard of care that any other members of your family receive. Our pet hospital in Downers Grove, IL is open to new and returning patients.
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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.