Emergency Vet In Portsmouth, RI

Looking for an emergency vet in Portsmouth, RI? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Portsmouth, RI

      ISLAND VETERINARY SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 2477 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI 02871
      TEL: (401) 683-6500
      We at Island Veterinary Services recognize that the doctor-patient relationship is vital to maintaining healthy happy pets. Our mission is to provide the highest quality veterinary care to our patients and their families in a personalized setting. As a single-doctor practice with a small, familiar staff, this allows us certain advantages over larger veterinary hospitals. Since we are a small practice, we are able to tailor appointments to meet each pets needs, whether it be a wellness exam, or a medical issue requiring extra one-on-one time with Dr. Braga in the office or at home, through our Mobile Services.

      PORTSMOUTH VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 944 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI 02871
      TEL: (401) 683-0803
      Welcome to Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic located in Portsmouth, RI. Our full service veterinary hospital offers comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care for cats and dogs. We emphasize preventive care for pets and provide personalized service to families based on their individual needs. This promotes wellness of the entire family by prolonging animal health and strengthening the human-animal bond. We feel veterinary care should be a partnership between pet owner and veterinarian and we would like you to be continuously involved in your pet’s medical care.


       

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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.