Emergency Vets in Maine

Looking for an emergency vet in Maine? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

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ADDRESS: 37 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston ME 04240
TEL:  (207) 777-1110
Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine (AECM) provides excellent emergency veterinary care for dogs, cats, and some pocket pets.
ADDRESS: 739 Warren Avenue, Portland ME 04103
TEL:  (207) 878-3121
You can count on us to care for your pet when your regular day clinic isn’t open or if critical care is needed. We provide compassionate, expert care for your sick or injured pet, and peace of mind for you. Our state-of-the-art, 24/7 facility is staffed by experienced doctors and nurses committed to providing the attention and treatment your pet needs.
ADDRESS: 1500 Technology Way, Scarborough ME 04074
TEL:  (207) 885-1290
Our state of the art clinic is fully equipped to handle all issues when it comes to animals. We’re committed to your pet’s health and will always do our best to treat and heal animals in pain. Our Emergency Care Services, available to all animals, help you give your loving pet the attention and care it needs.

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.