Emergency Vets in Lafayette, IN

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

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Lafayette, IN

      VCA LAFAYETTE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 3532 South Street, Lafayette IN 47905
      TEL: (765) 447-0521
      At VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your dog and cat. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them.

      CREEKSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL (LAFAYETTE)

      ADDRESS: 2840 Schuyler Avenue, Lafayette IN 47905
      TEL: (765) 742-0140
      If you live in Lafayette or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarians to care for your pets – look no further. Your pet’s health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

      WEA ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 3613 South 18th Street, Suite A, Lafayette IN 47909
      TEL: (765) 838-0954
      At WEA Animal Hospital, our team will provide your pets with GREAT care at an affordable price. We may be one of Lafayette’s newest hospitals, but our staff has over 70 years of veterinary practice experience combined!
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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.