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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.

Waldorf Emergency Care – Toxic Ingestion

Treatment for Toxin Ingestion at Waldorf Emergency Care

It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare — a beloved animal accidentally eating something he shouldn’t and being poisoned by it. Toxin ingestion can involve a wide range of substances, including many common items that you might not have considered. When trouble strikes, it’s important to know what to do and which veterinarian to turn to for immediate help. Here at Waldorf Emergency Care, we’re always ready to provide life-saving care for your poisoned pet.

Substances That Can Poison Your Pet

Hundreds of thousands of pets ingest toxic substances each year. This might sound like an astonishing number until you consider that the world of toxins includes both obvious poisons and many other products commonly found in or around the home. Some of the most common pet toxins include:

  • Insecticides and rodent poison – Many of the products we use to kill insects, mice, rats, and other unwanted creatures are just as effective at harming our beloved animals.
  • Household cleaners – Detergents, bleach, carpet cleaners, essential oils, and fabric softeners all fall into this category.
  • Automotive products – The fluids and cleaners meant for your care are definitely not made for your pet. Antifreeze is especially dangerous because pets like the taste of it.
  • Plants – Sago palm, tulips, lilies, and azaleas are just a few of the lovely household plants that can cause ugly symptoms in pets.
  • Human foods – Foods that are safe for you to eat may be highly toxic to your pet. Examples include chocolate, garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, coffee, nuts, undercooked meats, and the non-sugar sweetener xylitol are all hazardous.

Our Emergency Vet Center Can Save Your Friend’s Life

Watch out for signs of pet toxin ingestion such as vomiting, bloody diarrhea, nosebleeds, difficult urination, agitation, lethargy, appetite changes and seizures. If you believe that your pet has ingested a toxic substance, don’t panic — and don’t automatically induce vomiting, since a corrosive poison can do even more damage coming back up. Contact our emergency vet center immediately to describe the situation to us so we can instruct you on your next steps. Bring the suspected poison with you if you can identify it.

By the time your reach our vet clinic, we’ll be ready and waiting for your pet. Our team of skilled professionals and advanced diagnostic measures allow us to take quick action, administering medications to deactivate or counteract whatever your pet ingested and hopefully save his life.

You Can Rely on Our Waldorf Emergency Clinic

You’re never without a top-class emergency veterinarian at Waldorf Emergency Care. Keep our number handy and call (301) 705-9700 if your pet is in danger!