Emergency Vets in Quincy, MA

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

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Quincy, MA

      VETERINARY URGENT CARE CENTER (QUINCY)

      ADDRESS: 291 Quincy Avenue, Quincy MA 02169
      TEL: (617) 481-5197
      Veterinary Urgent Care Center offers immediate medical attention for conditions that are not critical or life threatening. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff provides access to high quality urgent medical care. We operate at convenient hours and our costs are reasonable.

      VCA SOUTH SHORE ANIMAL HOSPITAL (QUINCY)

      ADDRESS: 579 Adams Street, Quincy MA 02169
      TEL: (617) 773-8247
      VCA South Shore in Quincy is located on Adams Street in Quincy, Massachusetts. We share doctors with our sister hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, which is a 24-hour emergency facility with very flexible scheduling.

      WILLARD VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 176 Willard Street, Quincy MA 02169
      TEL: (617) 767-0294
      We look forward to serving you and your pet with the best possible veterinary care. We utilize the most current standards of care, and we specialize in providing comprehensive wellness care to keep your pet healthy now and in the future.
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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.