Emergency Vet In Lexington, SC

Looking for an emergency vet in Lexington, SC? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Lexington, SC

      LEXINGTON ANIMAL CLINIC (SOUTH CAROLINA)

      ADDRESS: 604 West Main Street, Lexington SC 29072
      TEL: (803) 359-5514
      We love pets and the human-animal bond! Its plain and simple – That’s why we do what we do. The doctors and staff at Lexington Animal Clinic love pets and have an aptitude to be detectives to find out what’s wrong and how we can help. Preventing illness and problems keeps pets healthy and makes their owners happy.

      CHEROKEE TRAIL VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 109 Palmetto Park Boulevard, Lexington SC 29072
      TEL: (803) 359-6611
      Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital has been a fixture in the Lexington community for more than 35 years. Our doctors and staff demonstrate a commitment to pet health through their high standards and personal involvement with every patient. This dedication has earned us accreditation with the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association, an honor we do not take lightly.

      WHITE KNOLL VETERINARY HOSPITAL & PET RESORT

      ADDRESS: 516 Kyzer Road, Lexington SC 29073
      TEL: (803) 808-8292
      White Knoll Veterinary Hospital, located in the White Knoll (Red Bank) area of Lexington SC just ½ mile (West) from White Knoll High School. We are a full-service small animal veterinary hospital. Dr. Dannell Johnson and her caring and skilled staff are happy to serve you in caring for your dogs and cats. We are committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pets.


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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.