General information on Dehydration
When there is an excessive loss of body fluid Dehydration occurs. Dehydration has many causes which include sustained vomiting and diarrhea.
Symptoms of Dehydration
Symptoms of Dehydration may include a loss of the elasticity of the skin. This loss can be evidenced when the skin along the back is picked up into a fold. The skin should spring back to it's original form. If the cat suffers from Dehydration, the skin will stay ridged. Other symptoms may include dry, tacky gums, mouth dryness, thick saliva, sunken eyeballs, and shock.
Treatments for Dehydration
Seek immediate veterinary care if you suspect Dehydration in your cat. Treatments include replacing fluids and may require an electrolyte solution by syringe or bottle.
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Dehydration experience by - michele
ogden, utah USA
We rescued a pretty kitty, he was starving and very malnourished. Our weather had been extremely cold, ex:25 degrees. We did give the kitty food and water,and made him as comfortable as possible. We brought him inside after we discovered he had been declawed and neutered.
After a week we noticed that kitty was drinking unusual amounts of water, coughing, and bloody looking diarrhea on one occasion. The ongoing excessive drinking of water and occasional coughing is still a concern.
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