Emergency Vet In Jeffersonville, IN

Looking for an emergency vet in Jeffersonville, IN? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Jeffersonville, IN

      EASTSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL (JEFFERSONVILLE)

      ADDRESS: 1623 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville IN 47130
      TEL: (812) 370-5617
      At Eastside Animal Hospital, we believe that every pet deserves veterinary care that’s both high-quality and comprehensive because pets are more than just animals. They are, in many ways, like children with an endless supply of love to give to their parents.

      ALLISON LANE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1660 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville IN 47130
      TEL:  (812) 283-4910
      We are a full service veterinary hospital. We offer comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care. We treat cats and dogs, as well as exotics.

      ACCESS VETERINARY CARE (JEFFERSONVILLE)

      ADDRESS: 5012 1/2 IN-62, Jeffersonville IN 47130
      TEL: (812) 590-3081
      At Access Veterinary Care, your pets are our family too. We are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and compassionate care in Southern Indiana.


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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.