Emergency Vets in Watertown, CT

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

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Watertown, CT

      STONE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 51 Depot Street, Watertown CT 06795
      TEL: (860) 945-9339
      Stone Veterinary Hospital in Watertown, CT offers a unique approach to veterinary medicine that bridges the gap between conventional and alternative care. We treat a broad range of veterinary conditions with a holistic approach that is responsive to your preferences and your pet’s needs. Because of our commitment to quality care and our focus on integrated medicine and wellness, pet owners in the Watertown, CT area have come to rely on us as a compassionate and skilled partner in the care of their beloved companions.

      WATERTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL (CONNECTICUT)

      ADDRESS: 673 Litchfield Road, Watertown CT 06795
      TEL: (860) 264-6618
      On behalf of our veterinary team and dedicated staff, we welcome you to the official site for Watertown Animal Hospital in Watertown CT. We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve pets and their owners throughout the area by providing the highest standards of modern veterinary care. We hope that you’ll familiarize yourself with our people and services and that you’ll decide to make our clinic your pet’s home base for his health and wellness needs.
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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.