Emergency Vets in Indianola, IA

Looking for an emergency vet in Indianola, IA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Indianola, IA

      KINDNESS PET CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1007 E 2nd (Highway 92E), Indianola IA 50125
      TEL: (515) 961-2501
      Owned by Drs. Jayne Tabor and Scott Moline for over 20 years, the clinic is just 12 minutes south of Des Moines in Indianola, worth the drive for our quality care for your pet with the added benefit of small town friendliness and value. Dr. Haley Roecker joined the practice in 2018.

      ALL CREATURES SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL (INDIANOLA)

      ADDRESS: 2300 W 2nd Avenue, Indianola IA 50125
      TEL: (515) 961-7882
      We provide full service small animal veterinary care including routine medical, surgical and dental procedures. We also have a boarding facility with a large fenced in exercise yard and a newly remodeled grooming facility.

      INDIANOLA VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 2201 N Jefferson Way, Indianola IA 50125
      TEL: (515) 961-6201
      The Indianola Veterinary Clinic (IVC) was founded in 1952 by Dr. Harvey Arand, who worked primarily with livestock. The clinic has transitioned over the past 55+ years into a full-service mixed practice treating dogs, cats, livestock, horses, and more.
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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.