Brain Injury in Dogs
Any type of brain injury should be considered an emergency that requires immediate hospitalization for intensive care and treatment. In fact, depending on the cause of the brain injury, surgery may be required. However, often the primary goal of emergency treatment is to normalize the dog's temperature and blood pressure, provide adequate levels of oxygen and prevent hypoxia.
In order to assist with breathing, a tube will be passed into the trachea to supply oxygen. Small amounts of fluids may also be given to animals with fluid deficits in order to maintain blood pressure. To reduce brain swelling, the dog will be given medication and its head will be kept above the level of the body. In addition, the dog is turned over every two hours to avoid complications.
The layer of the eye that is charged with receiving and processing images
Less oxygen than normal in the blood
Fainting; the respiratory and circulatory systems are suspended for a time
The windpipe; it carries air from the bronchi to the mouth
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A body temperature that is too low
The term for a quick heartbeat
High body temperature
Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains
A particularly slow beating heart.
A patch of bleeding beneath the skin; a bruise
A record of the activity of the myocardium
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
Extreme loss of blood
Low amounts of glucose in the blood
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