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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 Tell if Your Pet Has An Eye Infection

How to Tell if Your Pet Has an Eye Infection 

When your pet needs immediate medical attention, whether due to an illness or accident, Waldorf Emergency Care in Waldorf, MD, is here any time, night or day, to take care of your pet. We also care about the general welfare of pets, and some general care issues may turn into urgent care issues if they are not addressed soon. Your pet cannot tell you what is wrong when they are in distress, so you have to know how to read the warning signs they display. With that in mind, we have put together a pet eye infection FAQ to help you read the signs.

What is an eye infection?

The most common eye infection is conjunctivitis, which is an irritation in the eye that can be caused by many things. It is not a serious problem, but it still needs veterinary attention to heal. There are more serious infections such as pink eye that need more immediate attention. Pink eye is more like a virus and can be spread to other pets.

What are some treatments for eye infections?

Your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics, creams or eye drops for conjunctivitis. Pink eye is a different kind of infection. Different antibiotics or eye drops may be prescribed, or topical steroids could be prescribed.

What are some symptoms to look for?

  • pawing at the eyes
  • squinting or blinking
  • redness or swollen eyes
  • watery or thick discharge
  • keeping eyes closed and light sensitivity

Should you try to treat a dog’s eyes on your own?

If it is a minor irritation you can try washing it out and using an over the counter medication. If it gets worse or does not clear up quickly, you should get medical care at a veterinarian’s office. The vet can determine if it is an eye infection, what kind it is, and what kind of treatment is needed. Do not, however, use human eye drops or human medications on your pet. Human medications can often have hazardous side effects on animals.

Pet Eye Care in Waldorf, MD

Call Waldorf Emergency Care today at 301-705-9700 if your pet is sick and needs urgent attention. If an eye irritation suddenly becomes much worse, there may be other health issues and you should seek urgent treatment.