Cat Shock Is An Emergency Situation What It Is And What To Do

Cat shock is described as "the failure of the cardiovascular system to provide the body tissues with oxygen."

A cat can go into shock following an injury, prolonged illness, poisoning, blood loss, or other traumatic event.

If you think your pet is in shock, seek veterinary help immediately!

Symptoms of Shock Include:

  • Depression (quietness, inactivity) and lack of normal response to you or their environment
  • Rapid heart rate and respiratory rate

  • Rapid pulse that is becoming weaker

  • Poor circulation - if you are comfortable with it, press your finger firmly against your cat's gums, then release. If it takes longer than two seconds for the white area to "refill", your cat has poor circulation.

  • Lowered body temperature - legs and paws become cool to the touch

Shock is an emergency situation - do not hesitate to get to your vet!

Wrap your cat in a towel or blankets (face exposed) and place them in their cat carrier or an open box if the carrier is not available. The towels and blanket will help preserve body heat on the way to the vet.

Return From Cat Shock To Cat First Aid

Return From Shock To Quality Cat Care Home

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