Emergency Vet In McDonough, GA

Looking for an emergency vet in McDonough, GA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in McDonough, GA

      HENRY COUNTY VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 151 Hampton Street, McDonough GA 30253
      TEL: (205) 661-2273
      We’ve developed a comprehensive system of care that is designed to assist your pet through every life stage, addressing any changes as they occur and promoting a lifetime of good health. Whether it’s a well-pet visit, a lab test to monitor your companion’s ongoing health, a dental cleaning or a surgical procedure to keep your pet happy and healthy, we’re prepared to work with you, every step of the way, to give your dog or cat the best chance at living a long, happy and healthy life.

      MCDONOUGH ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 123 Jonesboro Road, McDonough GA 30253
      TEL: (770) 957-3927
      McDonough Animal Hospital is proud to serve McDonough, GA and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own animal, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

      LAKE DOW ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1938 GA-81, McDonough GA 30252
      TEL: (770 )957-4040
      At Lake Dow Animal Hospital we are committed to providing the best possible care for our clients! Our professional and caring staff will make your pet feel right at home. Come on in or make an appointment today!


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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.