Emergency Vet In Lakewood, WA

Looking for an emergency vet in Lakewood, WA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Lakewood, WA

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (LAKEWOOD, WA)

      ADDRESS: 10210 59th Avenue SW, Lakewood WA 98499
      TEL: (253) 582-4617
      For over 50 years, Banfield has partnered with pet owners in the care of their pets. We know that family pets are not just pets, they are an extension of your family. We take great pride in the fact that the care we provide to your pet and the partnership that we form with you will help your pet live a happy and healthy existence.

      LAKEWOOD VETERINARY HOSPITAL (WASHINGTON)

      ADDRESS: 7307 Steilacoom Boulevard SW, Lakewood WA 98499
      TEL: (253) 584-2114
      At Lakewood Veterinary Hospital, we treat each pet that comes through our doors as if it were our own. Our venue ensures your pet receives the highest quality care available.

      CHAMBERS CREEK VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 7210 Bridgeport Way West, Lakewood WA 98499
      TEL: (253) 475-7831
      For over 45 years, Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital has provided the pets of Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place, Steilacoom, and Fircrest with expert veterinary care.

      THE PET DOCTOR (LAKEWOOD)

      ADDRESS: 11419 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood WA 98499
      TEL: (253) 588-1851
      At The Pet Doctor, we’re here to help your animals stay healthy, giving each of them individualized care to maintain their well being. When we opened our doors in 1973, our mission was simple: to give every animal the chance to have a happy and healthy life. During our long history of service, many positive changes have occurred both at The Pet Doctor and in veterinary medicine.


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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.