Emergency Vet In Westport, CT

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

      List of Emergency Vets in Westport, CT

      WINSLOW PARK ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 319 Post Road East, Westport CT 06880
      TEL: (203) 226-5555
      We always strive to accommodate clients, heal their pets, and create a positive veterinary experience. Our clients receive individualized attention and we will always treat your pets as if they are our own.

      SCHULHOF ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 199 Post Road West, Westport CT 06880
      TEL: (203) 226-1231
      Schulhof Animal Hospital is a full service Westport, CT veterinary hospital. We provide just the right mix of traditional and complementary medicine to holistically treat your pet. Whether you and your pet are here for a wellness exam, laser therapy appointment or a more complex medical or surgical procedure, you will find our facility to be a welcoming and calm place. We also offer a variety of choices for dog and cat boarding. And our clients can avail themselves of our expert dog and cat grooming services, including breed specific scissor cuts.

      POSTER ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1677 Post Road E, Westport CT 06880
      TEL: (203) 259-3647
      Located in Westport, Connecticut, the veterinarians and staff at Poster Animal Hospital are committed to your pet’s healthcare and well-being. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventative care for young healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.


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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.