Emergency Vets in West Jordan, UT

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


      List of Emergency Vets in West Jordan, UT

      ANIMAL CRACKERS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 7540 Redwood Road, West Jordan UT 84084
      TEL: (801) 561-9271
      Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to West Jordan, UT, and surrounding areas.

      VCA AMOR ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 8576 South Redwood Road, West Jordan UT 84088
      TEL: (801) 561-9595
      VCA Amor Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary facility located in West Jordan, Utah, We are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments, and will take emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental cases.

      VCA JORDAN RIVER ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1519 West 9000 South, West Jordan UT 84088
      TEL: (801) 561-8872
      Here at VCA Jordan River Animal Hospital, we know your cats, dogs, birds, and exotic animals are more than just pets — they’re important members of your family. That’s why our Medical Director in West Jordan, Dr. Silkman, provides all the services you need to maintain your four-legged family member’s health, from routine care to urgent surgery.
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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.