Dogs, like people, can go into shock after an injury. Shock is life-threatening by itself; when combined with the initial injury, it is extremely serious.

The symptoms of shock include:

♦ Faster than normal, often irregular heartbeat.

♦ Rapid breathing, panting, or even gasping for air.

♦ A staring look in the eyes with no recognition of you; eyes dilated, or even no eye response to movement.

The only treatment you can provide a dog in shock is to keep him warm and get him to the veterinarian right away. Never assume that a dog will recover from shock on his own.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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