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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.

Protect Your Dog or Cat from Heartworm Disease

Protect Your Dog or Cat from Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are an extremely serious parasitic infection that can be fatal in pets. Heartworm treatment can be long and difficult for a pet, so it’s always easier and better to prevent this condition in the first place. If you live in or around Waldorf, MD, our veterinarians at Waldorf Emergency Care can provide several different preventatives to keep your pet healthy and free of heartworms.

How Do Pets Get Heartworms?

Both dogs and cats, and a few other mammals, can get heartworms. Heartworm larvae are transmitted through infected mosquitos. The mosquitos can transport the larvae of these worms into the bloodstream of your pet. As the worms mature, they grow longer. In dogs, the worms can live through adulthood in the heart and lungs of the animal.

For cats, they are not the best hosts of the worms, and the worms rarely survive into adulthood. In dogs, the worms live long enough to lay eggs of their own, and these heartworms can grow to a foot in length. For cats, there is no heartworm treatment, and the focus is on making the cat comfortable.

Preventing Heartworms

It is much safer for the pet, as well as less expensive for the owner if you give your pet prevention medication. Like tick prevention, it’s a necessary medication that you can only get from your veterinarian. There are monthly medications that require your pet to ingest to prevent this potentially fatal disease.

There is also medication that uses a topical application to prevent heartworms. This easy prevention method can be prescribed after your pet has had a heartworm test. Some heartworm preventatives also have tick prevention built-in, so the one medication can prevent two dangerous parasites.

Veterinary Testing and Treatment

Your pet needs a heartworm test to begin heartworm prevention treatment. Call our veterinarians at Waldorf Emergency Care today at 301-705-9700 to schedule an appointment or for more information on heartworms.