Canine First Aid for Hydrotherapists

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Near and Secondary Drowning - vets comments

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Importance of Veterinary Checkup After Dog Rescue

Potential Health Risks After Dog Rescue

Even after rescuing a dog from drowning, there may still be hidden health risks:

  • Fluid in Chest and Lungs: There's a chance of fluid accumulation in the chest and lungs, even if the dog appears fine initially.

Importance of Veterinary Examination

It's crucial to have your pet examined by a vet after a water rescue:

  • Prompt Vet Visit: If you suspect your dog may have ingested water, seek veterinary attention immediately.
  • Diagnostic Assessment: The vet can listen for signs of fluid and perform imaging to detect any chest abnormalities.
  • Preventative Measures: Early detection of fluid in the chest is essential to prevent complications before they worsen.

Preventing Adverse Outcomes

Acting swiftly can improve the chances of a positive outcome for your pet:

  • Early Intervention: Addressing potential health issues promptly can help prevent distress or worsening of symptoms in your pet.
  • Enhanced Treatment Options: Timely veterinary assessment increases the likelihood of successful treatment and recovery.