Emergency Vet In West Hartford, CT

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

      List of Emergency Vets in West Hartford, CT

      CONNECTICUT VETERINARY CENTER

      ADDRESS: 470 Oakwood Avenue, West Hartford CT 06110
      TEL: (860) 233-8564
      Connecticut Veterinary Center provides exceptional veterinary care through all five of our dedicated animal hospital locations. We invite you to visit our West Hartford animal hospital location for specialized veterinary services and 24-hour pet emergency care, in addition to general veterinary care, as well as our Kensington animal hospital location and Windsor animal hospital location where we provide a range of veterinary services specifically designed to meet your individual pet’s needs.

      CATS LIMITED

      ADDRESS: 1260 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford CT 06110
      TEL: (860) 561-9885
      Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital, P.C is proud to serve West Hartford, CT and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own cat, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced feline lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

      VETERINARY SPECIALISTS OF CT

      ADDRESS: 993 North Main Street, West Hartford CT 06117
      TEL: (860) 236-3273
      Welcome home. Vet Specs may not be your traditional home, but it’s home to us, and we want it to feel like home to you. We look at this building and the people who work here, as more than just a general, emergency or specialty practice. This is where our family works together each day, 24/7, to make sure your furry friends receive the highest level of care. When you walk through our doors, you will be greeted by familiar smiling faces, a relaxing environment for both you and your pet, and the comfort of knowing you are in the best of hands.


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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.