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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.

Cold Weather Tips for Pets

3 Cold Weather Tips for Pets

It’s probably safe to say that the majority of cats and dogs in Waldorf aren’t a fan of cold weather. However, it will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start prepping ways to keep your pet warm and cozy as the temperatures begin to drop. This is especially important for small and senior pets. Keep in mind that even though some pets are outdoors year-round, they still have a risk of developing hypothermia from the cold, so if possible bring them indoors, or be sure to provide blankets or heated pads to keep them warm. If your pet does become hypothermic, take them to a veterinarian right away. Here are 3 tips to help keep pets warm when cold weather arrives.

Maintaining Coat

You should not shave your pet’s fur down to their skin during the winter, instead, it’s best to leave their coat longer to provide warmth. If you have a short-haired breed, consider dressing them in a sweater or coat, especially when going outdoors.

Use a Leash

It’s important to never let your dog off of the leash on the ice and snow. It’s easy for pets to lose their way in snow, which puts them at risk of getting lost. Some pets may also panic during a snowstorm and run away, so be sure to keep them leashed whenever they are outdoors.

Hide Chemicals

One of the most common winter accidents among pets is ingesting antifreeze. It has a sweet taste may attract your pet, but it is extremely toxic and even a small amount may be fatal. Be sure to clean up any spills right away and keep the container in a place where pets can’t access it. If you suspect your pet may have ingested antifreeze, take them to an animal hospital immediately.

Remember to check for hiding cats before starting your car. Cats are notorious for hiding under the car engine to stay warm, so be sure to look under your car and check under the hood as well to make sure there aren’t any cats hiding there.

To make sure your pet is ready for cold weather, contact the Waldorf Emergency Care to schedule an annual exam.