Emergency Vet In Tumwater, WA

Looking for an emergency vet in Tumwater, WA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Tumwater, WA

      DESCHUTES ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 7248 Capitol Boulevard, Tumwater WA 98501
      TEL: (360) 943-8144
      Our Doctors are licensed WA veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve. Our hospital was designed for the comfort and well-being of your pets. Boarding is available for pets needing regular medical treatment. View our boarding policy.

      TUMWATER VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 7020 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater WA 98512
      TEL: (360) 754-6008
      Tumwater Hospital is a leading-edge small animal hospital established in 1989. We have earned the trust of Thurston County community pet parents by offering high-quality veterinary services. Your favorite four-legged friend will receive superior care that’s delivered with expertise and compassion. Our veterinarians and staff excel at meeting your pet’s needs at every life stage, and we know how to care for you, too.


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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.