Emergency Vets in Frankfort, KY

Looking for an emergency vet in Frankfort, KY? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Frankfort, KY

      FRANKFORT ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1045 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort KY 40601
      TEL: (502) 227-9611
      We understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available.

      ALL PETS VETERINARY CLINIC (FRANKFORT)

      ADDRESS: 305 Leonardwood Drive, Suite 1, Frankfort KY 40601
      TEL: (502) 234-2345
      All Pets Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve Frankfort and the surrounding area for your pet’s needs. Our goal is for our clients to have the healthiest pet possible. We emphasize preventative care to keep our pets healthy, while also excelling in medical and surgical procedures when an illness arises.

      CORNERSTONE ANIMAL CARE

      ADDRESS: 1410 Versailles Road, Frankfort KY 40601
      TEL: (502) 352-2521
      Cornerstone Animal Care is a veterinary clinic located in historic Frankfort, Kentucky, that provides service to small animals and exotic pets. We provide health, wellness, dental, and other services for your animals.
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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.