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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.

Common Dog Diseases To Look Out For

Common Dog Diseases

Dogs are a member of the family, and if you’re a dog owner, you probably take your pet’s health seriously. There are several dog diseases that are quite common, and recognizing the symptoms is crucial to receiving timely care.


Mild symptoms of distemper in dogs can mimic a cold or sinus infection. But symptoms can progress from runny eyes, coughing and fever to the more serious: paralysis and vomiting.


You might suspect this common dog disease that attacks your dog’s organs if your dog vomits, has diarrhea, is lethargic and loses weight. Treatment is essential for a positive outcome, and parvo is quite contagious.


Dogs (and other animals) contract rabies through the bites of saliva of other infected animals. Rabid dogs may be hyperactive and experience irritation and inflammation at the infecting wound site. Unfortunately, rabies is fatal.


You can tell your dog has heartworms, a type of parasite that’s spread by mosquitoes, if she experiences coughing or respiratory issues, lethargy, and weight loss.

Kennel Cough

Coughing is the main sign of this condition. The respiratory infection is quite contagious, so you’ll want to treat your dog as soon as possible.

Lyme Disease

Dogs (and people) get Lyme disease from an infected tick. Bacteria from the bite spreads to your pet’s joints, so limping is a sign of Lyme disease. This is often accompanied by fever, loss of appetite.

Kidney Disease

If your dog is drinking and urinating frequently and loses appetite or weight, he might have kidney disease.

Fortunately, many of these common dog diseases can be prevented with medication (a preventative pill exists for heartworms) or vaccines (distemper, rabies, and parvo). This is why it’s so important to schedule vaccines for a new pet, keep up with annual exams and vaccinations and contact a new vet whenever you move.

If your dog is experiencing any worrisome symptoms, you can contact Waldorf Emergency Care at (301) 705-9700 for advice or schedule an appointment with a Waldorf veterinarian. Our office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.