Emergency Vet In Waterford Township, MI

Looking for an emergency vet in Waterford Township, MI? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Waterford Township, MI

      PET AUTHORITY VETERINARY CARE

      ADDRESS: 4588 Walton Boulevard, Waterford MI 48329
      TEL: (248) 673-1288
      Our mission is to provide the highest quality care for our patients & clients. We are an AAHA accredited, full pet medical hospital with boarding available. We specialize in personalized service, client education and quality pet health care.

      AIRPORT VETERINARY HOSPITAL (WATERFORD)

      ADDRESS: 7000 Highland Road, Waterford MI 48327
      TEL: (248) 666-1510
      Established in 1954, Airport Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Waterford, MI area for over 50 years. The doctors and staff of Airport Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to providing exceptional, comprehensive care not only for our four-legged friends, but for their people as well.

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (WATERFORD)

      ADDRESS: 4525 Highland Road, Waterford MI 48328
      TEL: (248) 674-3101
      Look to the Banfield Pet Hospital® in Waterford, MI as your partner in quality pet care. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, x-rays and surgery, this full service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health and happiness of your pet.

      UNION LAKE VETERINARY HOSPITAL & PET SERVICES

      ADDRESS: 6545 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford Twp MI 48327
      TEL: (248) 363-1508
      Since 1974, Union Lake Veterinary Hospital has been providing pets in Waterford, West Bloomfield, and surrounding areas with state-of-the-art veterinary medical care.


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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.