Emergency Vet In Florence, AL

Looking for an emergency vet in Florence, AL? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Florence, AL

      SHOALS AREA VETERINARY EMERGENCY

      ADDRESS: 310 W Drive Hicks Boulevard, Florence AL 35630
      TEL: (256) 740-4800
      We are a locally owned small animal veterinary emergency hospital. Our goal is to provide high quality, affordable medicine when you and your loved one need it the most, at any time.

      HELTON PLAZA VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 2130 Helton Drive, Florence AL 35630
      TEL: (256) 767-0150
      We are a locally owned small animal veterinary emergency hospital. Our goal is to provide high quality, affordable medicine when you and your loved one need it the most, at any time.

      FISHER ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 235 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence AL 35630
      TEL: (256) 766-0343
      We are the only veterinary practice in Florence accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, and have been for 60 years.

      CONNOLLY ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 3615 Florence Boulevard, Florence AL 35634
      TEL: (256) 757-5376
      At Connolly Animal Clinic P.C., we love animals. We understand how much you love your pet and how stressful it can be when your pet isn’t feeling well. We will answer any questions you may have about your pet’s condition honestly and compassionately, and while your pet is in our care, we will treat him or her with the same attention and concern with which we would treat our own pets.


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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.