Emergency Vets in Watertown, MA

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

 


      List of Emergency Vets in Watertown, MA

      PET HAVEN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 153 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown MA 02472
      TEL: (617) 924-1616
      We are a full service animal hospital, in a small and friendly setting, providing comprehensive healthcare services to pets in Watertown, MA, and the surrounding area. Our veterinarians offer a variety of medical, surgical and dental services in our veterinary clinic. We provide complete care for our patients.

      PET MEDIC URGENT CARE VET CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 347 Main Street, Watertown MA 02472
      TEL: (617) 744-9540
      PetMedic is walk-in urgent care for your pets. We are open after work and on weekends (and holidays!) to provide exceptional care when your pet needs to be seen. Our outpatient setting allows us to provide a patient care model that is time efficient and cost effective.

      WATERTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL (MASSACHUSETTS)

      ADDRESS: 404 Main Street, Watertown MA 02472
      TEL: (617) 926-8888
      Watertown Animal Hospital was established in January of 1978. Since then we have been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association which requires us to be evaluated routinely for quality of medical care, services offered, medical equipment available, and the physical building.
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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.