Emergency Vet In Stratford, CT

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

      List of Emergency Vets in Stratford, CT

      STRATFORD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 480 Knowlton Street, Stratford CT 06615
      TEL: (203) 377-0235
      Welcome to The Stratford Animal Hospital. We are a full service hospital providing comprehensive healthcare services. Our hospital offers a wide variety medical, surgical and dental services. We are committed to providing quality veterinary care at every stage of your pet’s life.

      THE PET HOSPITAL OF STRATFORD

      ADDRESS: 1185 Linden Avenue, Stratford CT 06615
      TEL: (203) 381-9488
      The Pet Hospital of Stratford is a handicapped accessible, full service animal hospital that treats pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Giuliani has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarian.

      SHAKESPEARE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 47 Nichols Avenue, Stratford CT 06614
      TEL: (203) 378-8276
      At Shakespeare Veterinary Hospital, our experienced staff is ready to help with care and guidance in maintaining your pets in good health, and in diagnosis and treatment should they become ill. With that in mind, we offer a comprehensive range of Services and care options. In addition to practicing the best preventative medicine whenever possible, our core values include treating you and your pet(s) as we would our own family and pets. We look forward to meeting you and your pet(s).


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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.