Pet Shock Resuscitation Veterinary Service In Port Charlotte, FL
Pet Shock Resuscitation
Small animals can experience acute bleeding due to both traumatic and non-traumatic causes. Through analysis of per-clinical canine models of hemorrhage and resuscitation, clinical research in dogs and cats, and selected extrapolations from human medicine, this review aims to describe current understanding of the resuscitation of the acutely hemorrhaging small animal (dog and cat) veterinary patient. Repeatable in both anesthetized and awake animals, the physiologic dose and response to whole blood loss in the canine patient is primarily characterized clinically by an increase in heart rate, a decrease in systolic blood pressure, and an increase in shock index, as well as biochemically by an increase in lactate and a lower base excess sick animals to rest and recuperate while halting the transmission of disease across the pen, group, or larger farm.