Emergency Vets in Vestavia, AL

Looking for an emergency vet in Vestavia, AL? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Vestavia, AL

      ADVANCED VETERINARY CARE OF VESTAVIA

      ADDRESS: 2509 Rocky Ridge Road, Vestavia AL 35243
      TEL: (205) 823-5433
      Advanced Veterinary Care has been dedicated to the Vestavia Hills Community for more than 20 years and considers you and your pets part to be part of our family. Our patients are treated with the highest standards of loving care for all of their health needs, from check-ups and puppy visits to consultations and surgeries.

      VESTRIDGE ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1444 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia AL 35216
      TEL: (205) 822-0210
      Vestridge Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Vestavia, AL. The professional and courteous staff at Vestridge Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

      VESTAVIA ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 1471 Montogomery Highway, Vestavia AL 35216
      TEL: (205) 823-7485
      Located in Vestavia Hills, the veterinarians at Vestavia Animal Clinic are committed to your pet’s health. Since 1984, our veterinarians & support staff have excelled in compassionate veterinary care, pet boarding and pet grooming.
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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.