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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 Your Cat for Surgery

How To Prepare Your Cat for Surgery

Surgeries are major procedures. Even seemingly simple surgeries can be quite complicated. If your cat needs to be operated on, it’s important to make sure that he or she is properly prepared. Failure to properly prepare may put your cat at risk. If your cat must undergo surgery, you should talk with a veterinarian first. At Waldorf Emergency Care, we have years of experience preparing for and performing pet surgery. Let’s take a look at some general tips for prepping your cat for surgery.

Preparing Your Cat

Perhaps the biggest and most important thing is to make sure your cat refrains from eating for at least 24 hours before surgery. This can be hard on your cat and they may beg for food. However, a cat must be sedated to undergo surgery. If food is in his or her stomach, there is a risk of them vomiting or choking.

There are many other things to consider before pet surgery as well. You will want to minimize playtime, as it is important for your cat to rest before the operation. If your cat needs any vaccinations, it is important to get them at least two weeks before surgery. While our veterinarian goes to great lengths to minimize risks, surgery may expose your pet to microbes, so pre-surgery vaccines are wise.

Small kittens generally should not undergo surgery unless it’s an absolute emergency. It’s typically best to wait for the kitten to reach at least 12 weeks of age and 2 pounds in weight. After surgery, you may need to give your pet certain foods and medications. Our veterinarian will guide you through the process of caring for your cat following surgery.

Veterinarian in Waldorf

For more information on pet surgery or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call Waldorf Emergency Care at (301) 705-9700.