Heat Stroke & Dehydration

Seek Immediate Emergency Pet Care For Heatstroke And Dehydration

When it comes to urgent care and emergency pet care, you will want to rely on the services of a reputable emergency veterinary hospital to help improve your pet’s health and well-being. Here at Waldorf Emergency Care, we can do that. Our veterinarians and staff care about all animals, and we are proud of the services we offer to pets in the Waldorf area. Two of the most common emergencies that our animal hospital provides treatment for pets is heatstroke and dehydration. If your pet is experiencing any of these two problems, seek immediate treatment as they can be fatal for animals.


Signs and Symptoms of Heatstroke and Dehydration

Dehydration is a medical condition that happens when there is a lack of body fluid in a pet's body. Heatstroke is when an animal’s body temperature exceeds normal levels. Both problems can result in organ failure if they are not properly addressed right away.

If a pet has any of these conditions, he may suffer a few severe symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea (with or without blood), lack of appetite, weight loss, breathing distress, collapse, shock, loss of mental awareness, seizures, or weakness.

The Treatment of Heatstroke and Dehydration

Our emergency pet care professionals will check your pet’s vital signs, order several blood tests to see if the organs are functioning well, provide intravenous fluid to hydrate your animal, and start on a few cooling treatments to help him to feel better. If your pet is severely overheated, we will give him supplemental oxygen. Once he is stabilized, we will continue to monitor him until he fully recovers.

Rely On Our Veterinarians In Waldorf For Emergency Pet Care And Urgent Care Services

Heatstroke and dehydration are life-threatening conditions that require the attention of trained veterinarians. If a pet is showing signs and symptoms of dehydration or heatstroke, you must seek veterinary treatment as quickly as possible.

At Waldorf Emergency Care, we have the training and expertise necessary to address these problems promptly. We will deliver medical care to your pet with the compassion that he or she deserves. If you would like to learn more about how we can help your pet during urgent situations, then send us an email on our website or call 301-705-9700.


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  • "I've been there twice and the people are a delight to work with. They genuinely care for your baby. Customer service they provide toward your pet is OUTSTANDING. My baby was scared but they put him at ease. Ohh and his humans too. They have home what seems to be the right medicine because he is already eating and down for a good nap. All I can say is THANK YOU
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