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Posted on 10-11-2017

What to do if Your Dog is hit by a Car in Waldorf

When a beloved pet is hit by a car, owners are likely to become very upset and emotional. However, this is the time to calm yourself and think clearly, to get the emergency care your pet needs immediately. Waldorf Emergency Care is ready to help when your dog is hit by a car near Waldorf. They can provide the immediate car the animal needs to survive a serious accident.

dog has been injured in a car accident in Waldorf

Dog Emergency Care 101

  • The first thing you should do if your dog is hit by a car is to enlist help in stopping traffic by asking bystanders or other drivers. This action ensures that you are safe to attend to your pet’s needs. 
  • If the animal is conscious and seems distressed, protect yourself by fashioning a muzzle out of a piece of cloth, shoelaces or a belt. But don’t use a muzzle if the animal is having difficulty breathing. 
  • Wrap your pet in a blanket, avoiding touching the injured areas as much as possible. Small and medium-sized dogs can be easily wrapped up and carried. However, you may have to use a blanket as a stretcher to lift and move a larger pet animal. 
  • As soon as your pet is in the transport vehicle, contact the emergency vet to alert them of the incoming patient. Waldorf Emergency Care has a vet on duty around the clock to care for injured animals. The vet will be able to tend to open wounds, set broken bones or help with breathing.

Contact Us When You Need a Waldorf Emergency Vet

Dr. Fox, Dr. McGuire, and Dr. Johnson employ their comprehensive knowledge and experience to treat pet animals that have been involved in car accidents or other serious injuries. We are available around the clock to provide emergency care for any accident or injury.

Get in touch with Waldorf Emergency Services today at 301-705-9700 if your pet is involved in a car accident or if you’d like to learn more about the services we provide that can save your pet’s life.                                                                        

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