General information on Shock
When there is an inadequate amount of blood flow to meet the body's needs Shock may be the result. The heart requires enough blood flow to pump effectively, as well as open vessels with sufficient blood volume to sustain flow and pressure. Shock may be induced when any condition that compromises the heart, vessels, or blood volume arises.
Symptoms of Shock
Symptoms of Shock may include a drop in body temperature, shivering, listlessness, pale skin, cold legs and feet, weakness and a faint pulse.
Treatments for Shock
Treatments for Shock in cats may include administering artificial breathing, if the cat has stopped breathing, CPR if no heartbeat or pulse can be detected. If the cat is unconscious, clear the airway with your fingers, and pull the tongue out. Take measures to control any bleeding. If the cat is conscious, allow it to naturally assume it's own comfortable position. Wrap the cat in a blanket and take it to the vet immediately. If left untreated death will occur.
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