Today, our Lithia Springs vets explain why your dog may be breathing fast, what you should do, and when to seek veterinary care.
We're Your Emergency Vet in Lithia Springs & West Atlanta
Emergencies tend to happen when we least expect them. At Westside Animal Emergency Clinic, we're here for you and your pets when you need us most.
Providing After Hours Emergency & Urgent Care
At Westside Animal Emergency Clinic, we offer emergency and urgent care 7 days a week. We're open on weekday evenings, overnight, weekends, and on all major holidays.
Emergency Vets, You Can Trust
Our team of exceptional veterinarians at Westside Animal Emergency Clinic in Lithia Springs is committed to the care and health of your beloved pets.
We're Here for West Georgia's Pets
Welcome to Westside Animal Hospital
Our Westside Animal Hospital located in Lithia Springs is the only emergency vet clinic serving clients west of Atlanta all the way to Alabama.
Our emergency veterinary clinic, located in Douglas County also treats pets from many of the surrounding counties including Cobb, Paulding, Haralson, Carroll, Bartow, Cherokee, and Coweta counties.
The high-quality emergency vet care we provide at our clinic has given us a reputation for being a premier emergency animal hospital in Georgia.
What to do in a Pet Emergency
Basic First-Aid Strategies Can Be Helpful
Basic first-aid strategies may help stabilize your pet for transport. Once you feel confident transporting your pet, head to our Lithia Springs veterinary hospital immediately. Call us ahead of time if you can.
- Strategies for Dogs
Slowly and calmly approach your dog, kneel down and call their name. If there is any indication of aggression back away and call for help. If your pet seems passive, construct a makeshift stretcher and gently lift him or her onto it supporting the neck and back areas.
- Strategies for Cats
To help prevent your cat from biting, if they experience pain as you stabilize them, gently place a blanket or towel over their head. Slowly lift your cat and place him or her in an open-topped carrier or box, supporting the head and neck area carefully.
Continuing Care After The Emergency
- Our experienced veterinary team is here to see you through a pet emergency. When it's time to go back to your primary veterinarian for post-emergency and ongoing care, we'll ensure they have access to our records for the care we have provided for your pet.
What People Are Saying About Westside Animal Emergency Clinic
Fixed our favorite feline right up. Friendly and fast. Worked out a game plan for our kitty's recovery. She's back to hunting prey. Thank you!
Pet Emergency Tips & Advice From Our Vets
The veterinary team at Westside Animal Emergency Clinic shares helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets safe in the event of an emergency situation.
After Hours Emergency & Urgent Care
Westside Animal Emergency Clinic is open weekday evenings, overnight and weekends to provide your pet with urgent care when needed. Our experienced Lithia Springs vets are passionate about restoring good health to companion animals.
Address & Hours
Westside Animal Emergency Clinic proudly serves patients in west Georgia from our Lithia Springs emergency veterinary clinic.