Emergency Vet In Shelton, CT

Looking for an emergency vet in Shelton, CT? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Shelton, CT

      COUNTRYSIDE VETERINARY HOSPITAL (SHELTON)

      ADDRESS: 374 Leavenworth Road, Shelton CT 06484
      TEL: (203) 779-6566
      When your pets need veterinary help, you want to know there’s an area veterinarian you can count on. Since 1994, residents living in Shelton, Monroe, and the surrounding areas in Fairfield County have trusted Countryside Veterinary Hospital as their veterinary resource for compassionate, advanced care. Our veterinarians are licensed to treat all types of pets, and we value your pet’s health and well-being above anything else. You can count on us to take every step necessary to give your pet the best possible care and treat them like family. We know it can be stressful to go to the vet, so our staff takes special care to make your pet’s visit as quick and comfortable as possible. Call us today to learn more about your next appointment.

      VCA SHORELINE VETERINARY REFERRAL AND EMERGENCY CENTER

      ADDRESS: 895 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton CT 06484
      TEL: (203) 929-8600
      VCA Shoreline is one of only 35 LEVEL 1 facilities in the country. A Level I emergency and critical care facility is a 24 hour acute care facility with the resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care. This facility is open to receive small animal emergency patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


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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.