Emergency Vet In West Monroe, LA

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

      List of Emergency Vets in West Monroe, LA

      ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 650 Commercial Parkway, West Monroe LA 71292
      TEL: (318) 322-8233
      Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in West Monroe, LA. The professional and courteous staff at Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

      ALL CREATURES ANIMAL CARE

      ADDRESS: 1406 Thomas Road, West Monroe LA 71292
      TEL: (318) 362-7387
      All Creatures Animal Care is a full-service veterinary clinic, serving the Monroe and West Monroe areas of Louisiana.

      COOPER VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 5234 Cypress Street, West Monroe LA 71291
      TEL: (318) 396-8099
      Dr. Clark Cooper and our team are committed to bringing you and your pets better health by practicing the science of Veterinary Medicine. West Monroe based Cooper Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1969. Since then our staff has been performing veterinarian medicine and compassionate animal care in the West Monroe area.


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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.