Dog First Aid - Emergencies (Hypothermia)
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!
This blog post is on the symptoms and treatments on hypothermia.
Hypothermia is a drastic reduction in body temperature which can lead to serious health problems.
- Temperatures below 100 degrees F
- Weak pulse
- Pale or blue gums
- Get your dog indoors and take their temperature. See Normal Temperature here.
- Wrap your dog in warm blankets or emergency blanket. Apply warm water bottles next to your dog, on top of the blankets.
- Check for signs of shock.
- Recheck your dog's temperature from time to time until normal temperature is reached.
- See your veterinary as soon as possible.
- If you are not successful at restoring your dog's temperature back to normal, seek immediate veterinary help.