Emergency Vet In Pittsfield, MA

Looking for an emergency vet in Pittsfield, MA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Pittsfield, MA

      ALLEN HEIGHTS VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 289 Dalton Avenue, Pittsfield MA 01201
      TEL: (413) 443-4949
      Allen Heights Veterinary Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care for all stages of your pets life.

      BERKSHIRE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 730 1/2 Crane Avenue, Pittsfield MA 01201
      TEL: (413) 499-2820
      Berkshire Veterinary Hospital has been providing leading edge veterinary care for over forty years. It is our hope that this website reflects the depth of our commitment to our clients and their pets.

      SOUTH STREET VETERINARY SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 864 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201
      TEL: (413) 443-9069
      South Street Veterinary Services, on Pittsfield-Lenox Road (route 7) Pittsfield, MA is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.

      PITTSFIELD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1634 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield MA 01201
      TEL: (413) 499-1580
      In the heart of the majestic Berkshires of Massachusetts, you will find Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital and Shaker Hill Pet Resort. Dr. John Reynolds and his remarkable team of Associate Veterinarians and friendly staff operate the hospital and pet resort.


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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.