Emergency Vets in Golden, CO

Looking for an emergency vet in Golden, CO? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Golden, CO

      ASPEN RIDGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 106 N Rubey Drive, Unit B, Golden CO 80403
      TEL: (303) 216-1313
      Our veterinary hospital is located in beautiful northwest Golden, CO. Our staff understands that every pet, whether dog, cat or rodent is special to their family. We believe your pet deserves the best veterinary care and we strive to work towards that goal. We also understand that each pet is an important member of the family that has weaved their way into a family’s heart.

      GOLDEN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 17575 S Golden Road, Golden CO 80401
      TEL:(303) 279-6601
      Golden Animal Hospital is one of the most trusted veterinary hospitals in Golden, CO. We, ourselves, are pet owners and we understand how much you love your pet and how stressful it can be when your pet isn’t feeling well. We handle animals large and small and work hard to provide exceptional service to every animal we treat at our hospital or in the field.

      FRANCIS VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 16199 S Golden Road, Golden CO 80401
      TEL:(303) 279-5952
      At Francis Veterinary Hospital, you can expect state-of-the-art medical care for your four-legged companions. We believe in nurturing the human-animal bond and creating a harmonious relationship between people and animals. You can expect to be greeted by a courteous receptionist, clean exam rooms, friendly doctors, and caring technicians. We appreciate the role we get to play in your pets’ health care.

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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.