Emergency & Urgent Care

As the responsibility of owning a pet, we want to provide pets with the highest quality healthcare to our loved once. Like people, pets can also have medical emergencies from time to time. It’s crucial to know the signs of a pet emergency and some of the common causes.

For the benefit of all of our patients and their owners, we have put together some helpful material to help everyone understand some of the most common pet emergencies that we see. Trust the team at Waldorf Emergency Care for all pet services, particularly those involving emergency and trauma services. Our veterinary team is here to help all pet owners with their healthcare needs.

Common Pet Emergencies

First, if you aren’t sure whether your pet is having an emergency, err on the side of caution and bring him or her in. You can call ahead to ask if there is anything you should be doing before you get here. Some signs and symptoms should bring you right to the emergency veterinarian at Waldorf Emergency Care:

  • Persistent vomiting and diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Sudden lameness
  • Any trauma
  • Problems during labor
  • Swelling or hardening of the abdomen
  • Bleeding from a wound
  • Bleeding from any orifice
  • Bloody vomit, stools, or urine
  • Seizures
  • Yowling, whining, or crying in pain
  • Changes in behavior such as aggression, hiding, or lack of energy

Another situation that should send you straight to the emergency vet in Waldorf is witnessing any kind of trauma. If your pet gets in a fight, gets hit by a vehicle, or takes a bad fall, they should come in right away even if they don’t seem injured. Pets are masters of hiding pain, and by the time they show distress the situation may be much more serious.

Contact us at (301) 705-9700 any time if you are concerned that your pet might be having an emergency.

Count on the Experienced Team at Waldorf Emergency Care

It’s stressful for a pet owner to see their pet need emergency care. It is important to make sure that their pet receives comprehensive treatment. That is the goal of Waldorf Emergency Care. We are here to help everyone in the local area with all of their pet healthcare needs. Whether it is ingestion, a broken bone, or even a seizure, we have seen it all.

Please call us and come in right away if your pet is experiencing a medical emergency. We are here to help your pet recover as quickly and as completely as possible. Trust us to place your pet first!