General information on Shock
Shock occurs when there is not enough oxygen and blood flow to meet the bodyís needs. Allergic reactions, heart failure, hemorrhage, dehydration, toxic shock, and poisoning can damage the circulatory or respiratory systems and can cause shock.
Symptoms of Shock
The symptoms of shock in the early stages are pounding pulse, rapid heart rate, panting, and bright red lips, gums, and tongue. Itís common not to recognize the symptoms of shock until later when the dog is pale, has cold feet and legs, slow respiratory rate, weak pulse, lethargic, depressed, or unconscious.
Treatments for Shock
Calm the dog by speaking in a soothing voice. If the dog is conscious, allow the dog to position himself where he can breathe easiest and is most comfortable. Seek veterinarian care. Carry small dogs in a blanket protecting injured parts. Transport large dogs on a hammock stretcher or flat surface.
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