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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 Pet Emergencies Requiring Immediate Vet Care

Common Pet Emergencies

Your emergency vet in Waldorf understands how frightening it is to see your pet suffering a medical emergency. That’s why our urgent care veterinary center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide treatment for a sick or injured pet. But how does a pet owner know when to bring their pet in for emergency care?

Ingestion of Toxic Substances

Unfortunately, many chemicals and toxic foods have attractive smells that encourage pets to take a lick or bite of them. If you think your dog or cat may have consumed something toxic, bring your pet to our emergency vet in Waldorf as soon as possible.

Signs of possible poisoning in pets include:

  • Excessive drooling/foaming at the mouth
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Blistering/inflammation on or around the mouth
  • Seizures
  • Pawing at the mouth

Treatment for pet poisoning involves your vet giving your pet activated charcoal to neutralize toxins and providing supportive care to stabilize vital signs.

Chronic Diarrhea and Vomiting

Although pets will occasionally spit up or vomit one time if they eat without chewing their food properly or feel nauseous after eating something they shouldn’t have, pets experiencing diarrhea and/or vomiting repeatedly over a 24-hour period should be brought to our emergency veterinary center. Vomiting and diarrhea due to gastrointestinal disease, intestinal obstructions or kidney/ liver disease will quickly induce severe dehydration, organ failure, and shock.


Pets choke and gag for a variety of reasons, from having objects stuck in their throats to suffering severe bronchitis, fungal or bacterial pneumonia or even congestive heart failure. Pets may also choke and cough if they are having an allergic reaction to an environmental irritant. Always bring a choking or gagging pet to our center immediately for treatment by our emergency vet in Waldorf.

Hit by Vehicle/Blunt Force Trauma

Blunt force trauma emergencies involve pets getting hit by a car or attacked by another animal. Chest/neck and head injuries are the most common blunt force traumas treated in dogs and cats struck by vehicles or attacked by large animals.

Veterinary Emergency and Urgent Care is available 24/7 to provide emergency vet care. Call our center today at 301-705-9700 to learn more about common pet emergencies.