Emergency Vet In Windham, ME

Looking for an emergency vet in Windham, ME? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Windham, ME

      LAKE REGION ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 554 Roosevelt Trail, Windham ME 04062
      TEL: (207) 892-7575
      Dr. Douglas Griffin founded our practice in 1974. At first he treated both large and small animals, but as the small animal business became busier he had to discontinue treating farm animals. At that point, Dr. Barry Porter joined him and they both built a very successful practice due to both the competency of the two doctors and how they treated all of their clients and their 4 legged children.

      NORTH WINDHAM VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 1 Badger Run, Windham ME 04062
      TEL: (207) 892-8553
      Located in the heart of Maine’s Sebago Lakes Region, North Windham Veterinary Hospital is a full service and state-of-the-art hospital facility for the advanced and compassionate care of companion animals and their families.


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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.