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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.

How to Prepare For Your First Road Trip With Your Pet

Travel Tips: How to Prepare for Pet Road Trips

Road trips are a popular vacation idea. But Waldorf pet owners may be worried about the best way to travel with their beloved animal friends. At Waldorf Emergency Care, our team wants you to feel safe about taking your pets on the road, so here are some helpful travel tips.  

Prepare Your Pet Beforehand

Be sure your animal is prepared for a long car ride. Take several practice trips to help relieve anxiety. Be sure there is a reward at the end for positive reinforcements. 

Secure Your Pet During the Ride

A kennel or crate helps keep your cherished pet safe while traveling. Test out his comfort level with practice rides. Even if your animal won’t be traveling in a kennel, consider bringing it along to use at your hotels and final destination.

Other car travel options for dogs include hammocks and slings. They’re great for your pet and help protect your car upholstery. Or you can try a small animal booster car seat for your cat or dog.

Research Pet-Friendly Routes

Choose a route that includes lots of breaks for your pet. The recommendation is about 2 to 3 hours between stops. Engage with your pet during these breaks and reassure him with play and attention. Check prior to your trip that the lodging you choose along the way is pet-friendly.

Pack Carefully with Pet Essentials

Be sure there’s room in the vehicle for your animal and his crate if you’re using one. Some essentials to bring along include:

  • Food and water
  • Feeding bowls
  • Treats
  • Favorite toys
  • Leash
  • Dog/cat bed
  • Poop bags
  • Medications
  • Blankets
  • Flea comb
  • Tick remover
  • Pet grooming wipes

See the Veterinarian

Schedule a vet visit to be sure your pet is up to date on his vaccinations and healthy enough for a road trip. If your animal companion experiences nausea or anxiety in the car, speak with your vet about the best way to help. It’s also a good idea to research emergency veterinarians at your destination, for safety’s sake. 

Contact Us for Pet Emergencies

Bring your four-legged companion into Waldorf Emergency Care if a pet health emergency occurs in Waldorf. Contact us any time, any day of the week. Our number is 301-705-9700. 

For more travel tips for pet road trips, feel free to give us a call.