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Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Electric Shock

General information on Electric Shock

Electric Shock usually occurs when puppies chew on electric cords. Occasionally a dog may come in contact with a downed power line or be struck by lightning. Dogs that receive electric shock may be burned. They may shows signs of circulatory collapse and difficulty breathing. This can lead to pulmonary edema.

Symptoms of Electric Shock

The symptoms of electric shock are burns around the mouth, circulatory collapse, and difficulty breathing. You may also find your dog unconscious.

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Treatments for Electric Shock

If your dog is unconscious and not breathing, administer CPR. [see CANINE CPR in Pet Tips]. Pulmonary edema must be treated by a veterinarian.

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Electric Shock experience by - zelda

1 year old sheltie/poodle mix got into an extension cord we had running across the living room for a "project" light. We thought he no longer went after cords , but this exposed one must have seemed too good to resist. Howled like crazy, ran to bed, cried for a few minutes. We checked for burns: none. Seems okay but will monitor frequently for anything unusual.
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Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


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Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a canine medical symptom or medical condition.

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