Emergency Vets in Norwich, CT

Looking for an emergency vet in Norwich, CT? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Norwich, CT

      ALL FRIENDS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 420 New London Turnpike, Norwich CT 06360
      TEL: (860) 886-0125
      Since 1996, All Friends Animal Hospital has been providing pet owners throughout Norwich and New London County, Connecticut, with compassionate veterinary care within a modern and welcoming facility. We are pet owners ourselves, and believe that your cat or dog deserves the type of care and client service we would expect for our own pets.

      NORWICHTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 177 Otrobando Avenue, Norwich CT 06360
      TEL: (860) 886-0188
      Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Norwich CT area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Geoffrey Satterfield, who is a licensed, experienced Norwich veterinarian. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
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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.