Emergency Vet In Johnston, IA

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

      List of Emergency Vets in Johnston, IA

      SULLIVAN FAMILY PET HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 5985 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston IA 50131
      TEL: (515) 276-4083
      At Sullivan Family Pet Hospital, we firmly believe your pets are valued members of your family. This is why our animal healthcare team strives to provide you with the highest quality service focused on compassionate and personalized veterinary care.

      VILLAGE VETERINARY HOSPITAL (JOHNSTON)

      ADDRESS: 5305 Merle Hay Road, Johnston IA 50131
      TEL: (515) 278-5531
      Village Veterinary Hospital has undergone changes and improvements throughout the years in keeping with the many ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. We focus on providing the highest quality medical and surgical services for your companion animals.

      WESTFIELD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 8789 NW 54th Avenue, Johnston IA 50131
      TEL: (515)-986-5738
      It is our goal to make sure you have a positive experience at WVH. Our staff is caring, courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable about your pet’s care, treatments, and special needs.

      RUSH ANIMAL CARE

      ADDRESS: 5330 NW Beaver Drive, Johnston IA 50131
      TEL: (515) 270-2240
      Every one of us at your Johnston pet clinic loves coming to work each day, to do our best in the effort to keep your pets happy and healthy. Our goal is for all of our pet patients to enjoy a long, healthy life with the highest possible quality, from newborn to senior pet.


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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.