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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.

Flea & Tick Prevention: Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks

Flea & Tick Prevention

Fleas are one of the most annoying and expensive drawbacks of owning a pet (Americans spend an enormous amount of money each year on parasite prevention). Fleas and ticks are parasites, so they need a host to survive and with a steady food source, an adult flea can live as long as a year or more. Female fleas can produce as much as 30 eggs per day, which can quickly lead to an infestation on your pet and in your Waldorf home. Fortunately, along with routine visits to the veterinarian and taking the appropriate steps for flea and tick prevention at home, you can keep your pet safe from these parasites.

Signs of Fleas and Ticks

The first and most obvious sign your pet has fleas or ticks their incessant scratching, which can lead to secondary bacterial skin infections. Allergic reactions can always occur, which can lead to more scratching, open wounds and red skin. Other signs include flea dirt, hair loss and hot spots. In some situations, both flea and tick bites may lead to anemia and in severe cases; the blood loss may be life-threatening.

Parasite Prevention Options

The best way to reduce the risk of your pet getting fleas and ticks is with one or more method of veterinarian recommended parasite preventions, such as shampoos, dips, collars, powders and sprays, spot-on treatments and/or medications. It can be harmful for your pet to use the wrong type of flea and tick control, so your veterinarian should be consulted before you use any type of parasite prevention and/or treatment

Along with parasite prevention products, there are several things you can do around your home to keep your pets free from fleas and ticks, including keeping your pet clean and your home clean. Bath your dog at least once a week and brush your dog or cat’s hair daily. Vacuum all carpets in your daily and keep your pet’s bedding clean. Before using natural and homemade treatments for fleas and ticks, it is important to talk with your veterinarian in Waldorf to ensure the treatment you are considering is safe.

Contact Waldorf Emergency Care For

For more information about flea and tick prevention, contact Waldorf Emergency Care.