During office hours, we are fully equipped and ready to help with all of your emergency and critical care needs. If you find that you need emergency vet assistance after hours, we recommend Northside Emergency Pet Clinic and Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. They are available when we are closed and we trust them for quality care! In the event you have to visit the emergency clinic we can get the records so we can follow up if your pet needs further care.
For your convenience, we have provided the contact and website information for the after-hours locations here.
Every pet owner hopes that their pet never experiences a serious injury or illness, but the chances are they will at some time in their life. If it happens, you want to know that your pet can get emergency treatment from an experienced and qualified emergency vet. The Vet’s Animal Hospital of Denver, CO, is always available if the unexpected happens. Our pet hospital maintains a fully-equipped surgical suite and a modern diagnostic lab along with a highly trained staff of veterinarians and medical technicians who are ready to provide your pet with the following emergency vet services.
- Emergency surgery
- Blood transfusions
- Diagnostic lab tests and analysis
- Blood pressure, oxygen, and ECG monitoring
- Wound treatment
- Allergic reaction treatment
- Digital radiology
- Trauma and bone fracture care
- Pain management
Symptoms Of A Pet Emergency
The signs of a condition that requires emergency care are usually pretty obvious, like large open wounds, broken bones, and serious bleeding from an animal attack or being hit by a car. But sometimes the symptoms of a medical emergency are more subtle. It’s important for you as a pet owner to familiarize yourself with the less noticeable symptoms of a health emergency so you’ll know to seek emergency vet care right away when you spot them.
- Unusual body temperatures, below 98 degrees or above 105
- Rapid or weak pulse
- Pale tongue and/or gums
- Vomiting blood or blood in the stool
- Loss of consciousness
- Heatstroke symptoms, such as vomiting, rapid pulse, excessive panting, lethargy
- Dehydration symptoms, often severe diarrhea and exhaustion
Emergency First Aid For Your Pet
Knowing how to stabilize your pet’s condition with basic first aid procedures before and during transport to the hospital can save their life.
- Bleeding – Elevate the limb and apply pressure to the wound
- Choking – Reach into the throat to remove the instruction or administer sharp blows to the chest to expel it
- CPR – Place your pet on their side, hold their mouth closed, and blow through the nostrils every three seconds
When your pet needs emergency vet care in Denver, CO, The Vet’s Animal Hospital is ready to respond. Call us at 303-429-6594 to let us know you’re on your way if possible.