Pet Fluid Therapy Veterinary Service In Port Charlotte, FL
Pet Fluid Therapy
Normal circulation depends on cardiac function, intravascular volume, and vascular tone, integrity, and patency. When one or more of these elements of circulation are abnormal, the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which causes compensatory alterations to be made in order to maintain perfusion. Shock is the term used to describe the cellular and hemodynamic changes that occur as a result of these anomalies. The transport of oxygen and substrate to the tissues becomes insufficient as the shock worsens to provide the necessary energy for cellular maintenance and repair. Organ failure that results from continued shock and unmet cellular energy demands causes death.
Establishing a good fluid therapy strategy requires early diagnosis of the kind and stage of shock; prompt intervention with the proper therapy will mitigate or avoid organ damage.