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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.

Pet Emergency Bite

Pet Bite Emergency: Steps to Take for a Pet Bitten By Another Animal

Cats and dogs are naturally territorial animals. When their space is invaded, your normally sweet and compliant pet may become violently confrontational. Other times, wild animals like raccoons and skunks can attack your pet, leaving them injured and exposed to potentially deadly infections. Waldorf Emergency Care offers pet surgery and other interventions to repair and heal cat or dog bites. Here are some steps you can take for a pet bitten by another pet or wild animal.

First Aid 

Like many pet parents, your initial reaction may be to rush your pet to the nearest emergency services center. Before you jump into the car, however, use some simple first aid to reduce your pet’s pain and short circuit the development of infections.

  • Help your pet calm down. Spend some time cuddling with them, give them their favorite toy, or offer treats that take their mind away from the injury.
  • Clean the area with warm water. You can use a very mild soap if your pet is excessively dirty. However, a gentle yet consistent stream of water should be enough to dislodge any embedded objects in the cuts.
  • Use a clean bandage or strip of cotton cloth to wrap the wound firmly. Be careful not to wrap too tightly and compromise blood circulation.

For defensive pets, secure their mouths and limbs with strips of cloth to prevent them from injuring you or making their wounds worse during the home treatment.

Legal Issues

A pet bitten by another animal is a community risk that needs to be addressed to protect the general public.

  • If a dog bites your pet that belongs to another person, get their contact information. This will help track down the owner if your pet is found to have developed communicable diseases.
  • Report wild animal attacks to your nearest animal control center immediately.
  • For a pet bitten by an uncontrolled domestic animal, you may need to file a report with your local police department.

If possible, collect this information before visiting your veterinarian for treatment.

Waldorf Emergency Care: Superior Pet Surgery for Your Furry Friend

Whether your pet receives superficial wounds or requires major surgical intervention to repair internal damages, Waldorf Emergency Care is here to care for your wounds. Besides pet surgery to repair cuts, we can help your pet heal with a variety of supportive care techniques. Contact us to learn more about healing your pet after a violent encounter.