How Do You Tell When A Dog Goes Into Shock?

How do you tell when a dog goes into shock? I have a puppy that I think is going to go into shock soon because of his illness, I think he may have parvo but Im not sure, the vet cant take him until tuesday. How do u tell when he goes into shock?

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7 Responses to How Do You Tell When A Dog Goes Into Shock?

  • paintedr says:

    At first the body attempts to compensate for the inadequate circulation by speeding up the heart, constricting the skin vessels and maintaining fluid in the circulation by reducing output of urine. This becomes increasingly difficult to do when the vital organs aren’t getting enough oxygen to carry on these activities. After a time, shock becomes self-perpetuating. Prolonged shock causes death.
    The signs of shock, which are caused by the effects of poor circulation and the adjustments made to compensate for this, are a drop in body temperature; shivering; listlessness and mental depression; weakness; cold feet and legs; pale skin and mucus membranes; a weak faint pulse.
    If your vet cannot see him until Tuesday, talk to another vet or find an emergency clinic. This dog needs attention NOW. Might not survive until Tuesday.

  • ♪¥Nicole says:

    If your dog is going into shock I would get the vet to your house NOW! he might not survive the night.
    What are the symptoms of Parvo?
    Parvo” is a virus that attacks the lining of the digestive system. It causes dogs and puppies to not be able to absorb nutrients or liquids. Puppies are especially prone to it because they have an immature immune system. When dogs and puppies contract parvo, they often have diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy. Usually they stop eating and develop a bloody, foul-smelling, liquid stool.
    Symptoms usually begin with a high fever, lethargy, depression, and loss of appetite. Secondary symptoms appear as severe gastrointestinal distress, such as vomiting and bloody diarrhea. In many cases, dehydration, shock, and death follow.
    Parvovirus is characterized by severe, bloody diarrhea and vomiting, high fever and lethargy. The diarrhea is particularly foul smelling and is sometimes yellow in color. Parvo can also attack a dog’s heart causing congestive heart failure. This complication can occur months or years after an apparent recovery from the intestinal form of the disease. Puppies who survive parvo infection usually remain somewhat un-healthy and weak for life.

  • tam7733 says:

    I dont know how to tell about shock but take your puppy to the emergency vet! Do not let that poor baby suffer and go into shock. Be a responsible pet owner and get it to the emergency vet immediatly please.

  • DP says:

    If you think he has parvo.. He’ll be dead by tuesday, if you are going to just leave him til then..
    Symptoms: irregular breathing, dilated pupils
    Shock may occur as a result of a serious injury or fright. Keep the animal gently restrained, quiet, and warm, with the lower body elevated.
    Call your veterinarian immediately.
    Edit: MURPHIE… What is Ty Lo??? Please..

  • smurfie says:

    its almost like ceashers like, like convulsions maybe your vet wont agree with me what I’m about to tell you but I’ve used it on several occasion’s and it helps believe it does. when that poor little thing is in so much pain and is scared you will do anything. get TY LO ITS ALMOST LIKE AN ANTIBIOTIC from co-op r vet. inject it once a day for three days.that should do the trick

  • Dizz says:

    Don’t worry about that. Find a vet that will take him NOW. Or Call your Vet back and tell him you have an emergency. If he doesn’t take him Never go back to him. Get another Vet. Call now.

  • Buffy says:

    His eyes will glaze over, muscles will spazm, possible loss of bowels. Afterwards he will be limp. Check for a heart beat give him a little water to wet his mouth. If his gums are white put a little honey or Karo syrup on his tongue. Repeat the water & syrup hourly & get him in to the vet.