Emergency Vet In Oak Park, IL

Looking for an emergency vet in Oak Park, IL? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Oak Park, IL

      CARLSON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 414 Lake Street, Oak Park IL 60302
      TEL: (708) 580-4789
      Carlson Animal Hospital is a client-centered practice that understands your cat or dog is a cherished companion. Our pledge is to provide the highest quality veterinary medicine and surgical care to our community and the surrounding western Chicago suburbs.

      PETVETS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 342 W. Harrison, Oak Park IL 60304
      TEL: (708) 445-9988
      Here at PetVets Animal Hospital, we are very excited to be able to offer the best veterinary services to Oak Park, IL and the surrounding areas.

      PRAIRIE STATE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 909 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park IL 60304
      TEL: (708) 524-9720
      We have provided quality care for dogs, cats and birds for over 25 years in Oak Park and the surrounding community. The well-being of your pet are at the forefront of everything we do.

      COMPANION ANIMAL HOSPITAL OAK PARK

      ADDRESS: 6530 W. North Avenue, Oak Park IL 60707
      TEL: (708) 248-8888
      Our veterinarians and staff share a common goal: to devote as much time and energy as possible to the care of pets in Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Galewood and surrounding areas throughout Chicago, IL.


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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.