Emergency Vet In East Greenwich, RI

Looking for an emergency vet in East Greenwich, RI? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in East Greenwich, RI

      OCEAN STATE VETERINARY SPECIALIST

      ADDRESS: 1480 South County Trail, East Greenwich RI 02818
      TEL: (401) 886-8998
      OSVS exists because we believe in a different model of care for pet owners. As one of the largest, privately owned veterinary hospitals in the country, we believe in making world-class veterinary care accessible to as many pets as possible. Through passion, innovation and empathy we’ve built a veterinary hospital as it should be. Where the animals come first. We know how much your pet means to you. Your bond is precious and irreplaceable. And when your pet is family, you need to know that you are doing right by them. From us, you will never get any less.

      GREENWICH BAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 5732 Post Road, East Greenwich RI 02818
      TEL: (401) 884-2384
      Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care.

      HILL & HARBOUR VETERINARY CENTER

      ADDRESS: 500 Main Street, East Greenwich RI 02818
      TEL: (401) 398-7807
      We are a local small animal veterinary hospital devoted to providing a unique experience centered on our commitment to excellence. Through our state-of-the-art facility – paralleled with a staff that has exceeded the traditional standards of veterinary training – we provide our patients with cutting-edge and compassionate medical care. However, we are “more than just great medicine.” We create an outstanding experience aimed at exceeding your expectations each and every time you visit our hospital.


       

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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.