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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.

Chocolate Toxicity and Your Pet

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Unfortunately, your dog or cat cannot partake in the eating of chocolate as humans do. If you fear your pet is dealing with a chocolate toxicity incident, contact Waldorf Emergency Care to make an appointment with our veterinarian for an evaluation. Here is some information about this problem and what our vet can do to help if your pet is suffering from it themselves.

Signs Of Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine. When consumed in large quantities, these ingredients cause a variety of symptoms indicating your pet is having a reaction. These include diarrhea or vomiting, hyperactivity, restlessness, twitching of the muscles, excessive thirst or elimination, panting, fast heartbeat, and irritability. If your pet is displaying any of these signs, and you believe they consumed chocolate, make a call to our vet right away.

How To Avoid An Incident

Anytime you have chocolate in your possession, it is extremely important that you safeguard it so your pet does not eat it. Keep chocolate bars or bags of chocolate chips in high cabinets or drawers, away from your pet’s access. Cover or wrap chocolate cakes or other treats with airtight packaging or containers. Let others in your home know not to allow your pet to eat chocolate of any kind so they do not give them scraps that could cause harm. Be especially diligent in watching your pet for the eating of chocolate around holidays, when it may be present in your home.

What Our Veterinarian Will Do To Help

If you believe your pet consumed chocolate, and they are displaying signs of distress, contact our veterinarian for an evaluation immediately. Our vet will check your pet’s condition and determine whether its stomach should be pumped or vomiting should be induced to remove the chocolate from their body quickly.

If you believe your dog or cat consumed chocolate and they are in distress, contact Waldorf Emergency Care to speak to our veterinarian. Reach our practice by calling us at 301-705-9700 to learn more.