Emergency Vets in Salisbury, NC

Looking for an emergency vet in Salisbury, NC? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.


      List of Emergency Vets in Salisbury, NC

      THE ANIMAL CARE CENTER OF SALISBURY

      ADDRESS: 1725 West Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28146
      TEL: (704) 637-0227
      Since its establishment in 1972, the Salisbury Animal Hospital, the medical treatment services of the care center, has provided quality, up-to-date medical and surgical care to companion animals. Our multi-doctor staff has over 50 years of experience and each member participates in continuing education seminars in order to offer you the best in animal care.

      WEST INNES ANIMAL HOSPOITAL

      ADDRESS: 1725 West Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28144
      TEL: (704) 754-4539
      West Innes Animal Hospital also has many types of wellness and grooming services depending on your type of dog or cat. West Innes Animal Hospital also has many types of wellness and grooming services depending on your type of dog or cat.

      LAZY 5 VETS

      ADDRESS: 2916 South Main Street, Salisbury NC 28147
      TEL: (704) 636-1100
      Serving Rowan County and surrounding areas since 2005, Lazy 5 Vets is a trusted source for high-quality veterinary medical care. For many years, we have been committed to providing the best veterinary care while building relationships that last a lifetime. The professional and friendly staff at Lazy 5 Vets are dedicated to promoting preventative health care and helping you foster a truly meaningful relationship with your animal companion.

      SMALL ANIMAL MEDICINE & SURGERY

      ADDRESS: 3200 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury NC 28147
      TEL: (704) 636-6613
      While exceptional medicine is certainly important, our highest priority is delivering that care with a warm, personal touch. We strive to ensure that every person and pet who walks through our doors feels welcome, safe and right at home. Here, we are more than just hospital staff, clients and patients. We’re family. You deserve better! Contact our Salisbury and Rowan County vet clinic today.

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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.