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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

Heartworm Disease

Loving your dog or cat involves taking the necessary precautions to ensure they remain healthy. They include protecting them from heartworm disease, tapeworms, roundworms, fleas, ticks and other parasites that commonly infect dogs and cats. These conditions often require pet owners to take their pets to a veterinary clinic in Waldorf for diagnosis and treatment by a veterinarian.

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease occurs when a mosquito bites your cat or dog and deposits heartworm larvae into their body. Once they become adult heartworms, they can infect the heart and lungs of these animals and make them sick. Symptoms of heartworm disease are similar in dogs and cats and include coughing, vomiting, breathing difficulties, decreased appetite, weight loss, lethargy, and collapsing. Severe heartworm disease can be fatal if left untreated.

Heartworm Treatment

A veterinarian at a veterinary clinic in Waldorf can prescribe heartworm treatment for pets. Injectable medication is used to kill the adult worms in dogs. Surgery is usually required for cats while dogs may need surgery if the disease is severe.

Tips to Protect Pets from Heartworm Disease

Mosquito infestations occur mostly during the spring and summer. Pets are more vulnerable to becoming sick with heartworm disease during these seasons. Taking the following steps can help protect dogs and cats:

  • Monitoring pets for symptoms
  • Limiting outdoor activities during mosquito seasons
  • Using preventative medications monthly (e.g., pills, injections, topical)
  • Regular testing (blood tests, x-rays)
  • Applying mosquito repellent

Tick Prevention

Since tick can suck the blood of dogs and cats and cause anemia, paralysis, Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick prevention becomes a primary concern for pet owners. Common ways to prevent this parasite from affecting pets is by using tick prevention products such as medicinal solutions, powder, sprays or shampoos.

Keep Your Pet Protected at Your Waldorf Veterinarian

Treat and protect your dog or cat from heartworm disease and other parasites by visiting Waldorf Emergency Care veterinary clinic at 2215 Crain Hwy Waldorf, MD 20601. Also contact us at (301) 705-9700. Our experts will use a suitable heartworm treatment and may advise you on heartworm disease and tick prevention measures.