Emergency Vet In Wheat Ridge, CO

Looking for an emergency vet in Wheat Ridge, CO? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Wheat Ridge, CO

      DENVER PET URGENT CARE

      ADDRESS: 4595 Harlan Street, Wheat Ridge CO 80033
      TEL:(303) 433-3291
      Denver Pet Urgent Care is proud to serve the Wheat Ridge CO area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Leka Jovanovic, who is a licensed, experienced Wheat Ridge veterinarian. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Denver Pet Urgent Care stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

      WESTRIDGE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 9900 W. 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge CO 80033
      TEL:(303) 424-5789
      Westridge Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden, and Denver areas with exceptional veterinary care since 1978. We strive to offer a warm and friendly atmosphere for our clients and take pride in building long lasting relationships.

      WHEAT RIDGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 10140 W 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge CO 80033
      TEL:(303) 424-3325
      Wheat Ridge is a 24-hour emergency/critical care, specialty, and primary care veterinary hospital dedicated to providing compassionate medical care to the dogs and cats entrusted to our care. We understand that your pet is a part of your family and we strive to treat you and your pet with the utmost empathy and respect for your relationship and bond.


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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.