Fainting

A sudden and momentary loss of consciousness caused by a lack of sufficient blood and oxygen in the brain. Fainting can be caused by heart diseases, heart tumors, emotional distress, drug use, low blood sugar level, or excitement. It is important to consult a veterinarian when your dog or cat faints, as it may be a sign of a serious medical condition and can be life threatening.

Fainting

How to Recognize

Fainting is a sudden and momentary loss of consciousness. Your pet may fall down if he/she is standing, and should regain consciousness shortly after.

Causes

Your pet may faint due to stress, excitement, heart failure, heart disease, heart tumors, hypoglycemia, or another existing condition.

Diagnosis

Seek emergency veterinary care immediately. Your veterinarian will take your pet\'s blood pressure, run several blood tests, and use an Electrocardiogram to look at your pet\'s heart.

Treatments

Treatment varies depending the cause of fainting. Your pet may have fainted as a side effect of an existing medication, so be wary of medications your veterinarian prescribes.

Fainting Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Similar Symptoms

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