Q. My pet collapsed, what should I do?
A. Collapse, which is defined as a sudden loss of strength, is always an emergency situation and you should have your pet checked by your veterinarian without delay.
Collapse can be caused by disorders in the nervous system (seizures, stroke, spinal injury), cardio-respiratory system (heart failure, heart dysrhythmia, internal bleeding, severe dehydration, breathing difficulties), musculo-sceletal system (fractures or other severe trauma), or gastrointestinal system (stomach torsion, overwhelming infection).