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Waldorf Emergency Care Treats Many Pet Conditions

Pets can experience injuries and illnesses that may be sudden or life-threatening. Emergency veterinary care provides the immediate, on-the-spot treatment to save lives and restore animals to health. At Waldorf Emergency Care in Waldorf, MD, we have the knowledge and experience in treating a range of conditions.

Bone Fractures

Your emergency vet in Waldorf will carefully X-ray the injury and set the bone so that it can heal properly. For severe bone fractures, surgery may be necessary.

Respiratory Distress

Animals may experience breathing difficulties, choking, or respiratory infections that can affect their lung function. Our experienced team can help with medications, oxygen therapy, or surgery to improve breathing.

Ingestion of Poisons

If your pet is experiencing vomiting, confusion, or seizures, and you suspect he or she may have ingested a poisonous substance, get your animal to our emergency care clinic immediately for life-saving treatment.

Bite Wounds and Bleeding

A fight with another animal can result in bleeding or wounds that may require stitches or medications to help prevent infection. Similarly, accidents that cause lacerations should receive emergency pet care treatment from our veterinary clinic.

Severe Vomiting or Diarrhea

A severe bout of vomiting or diarrhea can be caused by eating tainted food, ingesting a toxic substance, or intestinal infection. Your veterinarian can help to determine the cause of your pet’s symptoms and administer the right treatment.


Heatstroke occurs when animals are exposed to extreme high temperatures and are not able to cool down. Symptoms of heatstroke include excessive panting, drooling, reddened gums, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Heatstroke is an emergency that requires immediate veterinary care.


If your pet becomes unconscious, due to heatstroke, an accident, or any sudden illness, take him or her to see our veterinarians immediately for diagnosis and proper treatment.

Severe Skin Problems

We provide urgent care for animals who are experiencing a severe allergic reaction.

Make Waldorf Emergency Care Your Veterinarians for Emergency Pet Care

Our veterinarians and staff at Waldorf Emergency Care have the knowledge and training to provide emergency and urgent care for pets in Waldorf, MD, and surrounding areas. We treat a variety of unexpected illnesses and injuries that can occur in pets. Call Waldorf Emergency Care at (301) 705-9700 to learn more about our urgent care services and the many veterinary conditions we can treat when your pet has an emergency.

Bone Fractures

Veterinary Treatment For Bone Fracture In Pets

A bone fracture often occurs in dogs and cats due to trauma, such as being hit by an automobile or jumping from a high location. If your pet suffers from a bone fracture, it needs to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Along with being extremely painful, a fractured bone may be a life-threatening injury, especially if it is not treated immediately. Here are some signs of a fracture you should be aware of and the most common types of treatment our animal hospital in Waldorf, MD, Waldorf Emergency Care, offers.

Signs of a Bone Fracture in Pets and Treatment

Unfortunately, your pet will not be able to verbally let you know when he or she has an injury, so it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a bone fracture so that your animal can receive proper treatment as soon as possible. Some signs of a bone fracture may include:

  • Limping
  • Holding entire leg off the ground
  • Swelling
  • Vocalizing pain
  • Hiding
  • Whimpering
  • Unable to walk

As soon as your veterinarian assesses the injury, treatment for a bone fracture can range from putting on a splint or a cast to having surgery. If surgery is needed, it may involve the use of pins, plates, or screws to realign the bone and to hold it securely in place. Your veterinarian will typically take an X-ray to determine the type of fracture and the severity. Regardless of how minor you think the injury is, it is imperative that your pet be examined at the animal hospital because some fractures can be life-threatening. For instance, a compound bone fracture tends to require more care because there is a risk of an infection, which can worsen if not treated immediately.

24/7 Emergency Care

If you suspect your pet may have a bone fracture, bring him or her to Waldorf Emergency Care right away. We are a 24/7 emergency animal hospital in Waldorf who can provide care when your pet needs it the most. Call us at 301-705-9700 for more information.