Dog First Aid - Emergencies (Dehydration)
We got a PAWsome pocket handbook on Pet First Aid by The National Humane Society and we just had to share it with you! We know how important your pet's health and safety is and we want to make sure you have the information at your finger tips! We will have the information in individual blogs so it's easy for you to find based on what you need to know!
We know how important your pet's health and safety is and we want to make sure you have the information at your finger tips! We will have the information in individual blogs so it's easy for you to find based on what you need to know!
This blog post is on the symptoms and treatments on dehydration.
Symptoms:
  • Sunken eyes
  • Pale or dry gums
  • Weakness or lethargy

Treatment:

  • Dogs have loose skin at the scruff of their neck (from the top of their head to the base of neck) that is easy to grasp.
  • To determine if your dog is dehydrated, pull up on the skin behind the neck. It should spring back to normal in less than one second. If not, your dog is dehydrated.
  • If your dog is not vomiting, provide water and if conditions do not improve within a few hours or are accompanied by fever or low body temperature, seek immediate veterinary help.
November 19, 2021 — Amanda Gyetvay