Treatment will need to be administered on an inpatient basis. Fluid therapy will be given immediately to increase the dog's circulation volume and flow. Ongoing monitoring of the dog's heart rate, pulse, respiratory rate, urine output and body temperature will be taken to ensure a successful recovery. Also, therapeutic steps will be taken to restore the dog's blood volume and circulation levels. If the dog's body temperature has dropped severely, warming techniques will be used immediately.
There are several possible complications of this medical condition, including electrolyte disturbances, anemia, low protein levels (hypoproteinemia), abnormal cardiac rhythms, and cardiac arrest.
There are no known preventative measures for this medical condition.
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
The number of respirations per minute; one respiration equals an inhalation and exhalation
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
Term used to refer to any drug that is used to slow down or stop the clotting of blood for medical purposes.
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.