Emergency Vet In Woburn, MA

Looking for an emergency vet in Woburn, MA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Woburn, MA

      MASSACHUSETTS VETERINARY REFERRAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 20 Cabot Road, Woburn MA 01801
      TEL: (781) 932-5802
      Established in 2000, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, a member of the Ethos network, is a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty veterinary hospital dedicated to providing compassionate medical care to dogs and cats.

      WOBURN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 373 Old Russell Street, Woburn MA 01801
      TEL: (781) 933-0170
      We have been successfully serving the pet population of Woburn and the surrounding communities for over forty years. With easy access to three major highways, the Hospital and its separate boarding and grooming facilities present themselves in a unique, relaxing, and rustic setting on five acres of conservation land.

      BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL (WOBURN)

      ADDRESS: 114A Commerce Way, Woburn MA 01801
      TEL: (781) 460-2237
      Finding quality pet health care in Woburn, MA is easy – just come to the Banfield Pet Hospital. Our professional staff of veterinarians and their assistants treat your pet with the respect and compassion that they deserve.


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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.