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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.

Mast Cell Tumors in Cats

Waldorf Emergency Care Offers Treatment of Mast Cell Tumors in Cats

Mast cell tumors are a common problem in cats. Some tumors are not serious. However, others may pose a serious threat to your pet’s life. Appropriate treatment can make a significant difference in your cat’s well-being. At Waldorf Emergency Care in Waldorf, MD, we offer care for cats with both external and internal mast cell tumors.

What Are Mast Cell Tumors?

Mast cells are a normal part of the feline immune system, but sometimes, the mast cells experience abnormal growth that causes problems. Mast cell tumors can be either external, on the skin, or external, involving the visceral organs.

Symptoms of Mast Cell Tumors

You may find small, firm bumps on the head, neck or trunk of your pet’s body. These bumps may be itchy and may cause the animals to lick, bite or chew at them, because they release histamine compounds that cause discomfort. Internal mast cell growth cause poor feeding, weight loss, lack of energy and frequent vomiting.

Diagnosing Mast Cell Tumors

The vet will take a sample of cells from the tumor by aspirating them through a thin needle. The sample cells will then be examined under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment of Mast Cell Tumors

Your vet may recommend antihistamines for your cat to counteract the chemicals that these cells produce in the body. Surgery is generally advised for mast cells. External mast cell tumors generally respond well to surgical removal, although tumors can sometimes recur. Internal mast cell tumors may require surgery, along with chemotherapy and supportive care.

Make Waldorf Emergency Care Your Veterinarian in Waldorf, MD

The veterinarians and staff at Waldorf Emergency Care animal hospital use their extensive training to provide the highest quality veterinary care for their patients in Waldorf, MD and surrounding areas. We offer many veterinary services, including care for injuries, poisoning, seizures, dehydration, heat stroke and other sudden illnesses. Contact Waldorf Emergency Care today at 301-703-2387 to have your cat examined and to learn about treatments for mast cell tumors that can help your pet.