Emergency Care

When your beloved companion faces a health crisis, immediate care is paramount. We understand the urgency of such situations at Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Brewer, ME. Our clinic stands ready to provide comprehensive emergency care for pets, ensuring their well-being 7 days a week.

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Signs Your Pet Requires Emergency Care

Recognizing the signs indicating your pet needs urgent attention is crucial for prompt intervention. Here are some indicators to watch for:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Advanced Diagnostics and Care

  • Diagnostic imaging such as digital radiography, and ultrasound
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring
  • Oxygen therapy via an oxygen chamber or nasal oxygen
  • Chest tube placement and management
  • Pericardiocentesis/thoracocentesis
  • Mechanical ventilation

Safety Tips for Handling Emergencies

In moments of distress, handling your pet with care while seeking assistance is essential. Here are some safety tips to consider:

Approach with Caution

Pets in distress may exhibit aggressive behavior. Approach slowly and calmly, calling their name to gauge their response. If the pet reacts aggressively, seek assistance immediately.

Proper Handling for Dogs

In cases where dogs are unable to move, fashion a makeshift stretcher, ensuring adequate support for the neck.

Safe Handling for Cats

Use a blanket or towel to cover the head of a distressed cat to prevent biting. Lift them carefully into an open-topped carrier or box.

Managing Bleeding

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound to minimize blood loss and aid in clotting.

Pet Emergency Services at Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic

At Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic, we prioritize your pet’s well-being above all else. Our comprehensive services include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Care: We are only open 24/7 on weekends. So we are ONLY open nights, weekends, and holidays right now.
  • Experienced Veterinarians: Our team comprises skilled and experienced veterinarians adept at handling a wide range of pet emergencies with precision and compassion.
  • Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities: Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, we swiftly and accurately assess your pet’s condition to determine the best course of action.
  • Surgical Expertise: When surgery is necessary, our clinic boasts cutting-edge facilities and experienced surgeons capable of performing a variety of procedures with care and expertise.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand the stress and worry associated with pet emergencies. Our team is committed to providing compassionate care not only to your pet but also to you, ensuring that you are informed and supported every step of the way.