Canine First Aid for Hydrotherapists

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Electric Shocks

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Understanding Electric Shocks in Animals: Risks and Symptoms

Risk of Electric Shocks

Electric shocks in animals are fortunately rare but can result in various degrees of damage:

  • Mild Shock: In some cases, animals may experience a mild shock, causing local pain and discomfort.
  • Severe Shock: High-voltage shocks can induce seizures, leading to loss of muscle control and potentially fatal outcomes.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Diagnosing electric shocks in animals can be challenging due to the lack of external signs:

  • Neurological Issues: Animals may exhibit neurological deficits without visible external injuries.
  • Diagnostic Process: Veterinarians may need to rule out other conditions to identify electric shock as the cause of symptoms.

Immediate veterinary attention is crucial if you suspect your pet has experienced an electric shock, especially if they exhibit unusual behaviour or neurological symptoms.