Emergency Vets in Shreveport, LA

Looking for an emergency vet in Shreveport, LA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Shreveport, LA

      NORTH SHREVEPORT ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 850 Havens Road, Shreveport LA 71107
      TEL: (318) 424-8313
      Welcome to North Shreveport Animal Hospital, your local veterinarians in Shreveport, LA. We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Shreveport and surrounding areas.

      ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC (SHREVEPORT)

      ADDRESS: 2421 Line Avenue, Shreveport LA 71104
      TEL: (318) 227-2345
      Animal Emergency Clinic is equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasonography, surgical facilities with monitoring equipment, in house blood work capabilities, oxygen therapy and a cat friendly ward. Our facilities and equipment help us stabilize and treat your pet more effectively.

      UNIVERSITY VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 7700 East Kings Highway, Shreveport LA 71115
      TEL: (318) 797-5522
      University Veterinary Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital dedicated to providing the finest professional health care available for your pet.

      SOUTH SHREVEPORT ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1122 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport LA 71105
      TEL: (318) 798-2400
      We strive to be a progressive small animal, medical, surgical, and dental facility and are proud of the care and quality of treatment that we offer pets at our hospital.

      RATCLIFF ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 3152 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport LA 71118
      TEL: (318) 683-0036
      Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, Ratcliff Animal Hospital considers it our professional goal to provide your family pets with the highest quality of veterinary care, delivered in a wholesome environment and with the utmost compassion.

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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.