If you’ve ever had a very sick or elderly pet, no doubt you will have had the difficult, awkward, emotional and sometimes heated conversation with yourself regarding the end of their life. Maybe it went the way you expected, maybe not. You may have even noticed your pet using certain terms to describe your pet’s death. What are these phrases? Why are some problematic? Do vets not say ‘put to sleep’ anymore?
Acid-base disturbances are common in critical patients. These changes must be identified, as even minor deviations from the normal range can lead to significant abnormal body functions. Acidemia and alkalemia Acidaemia, which occurs when blood pH falls below 7.35, will lead to: impedance of cardiac output reduced cardiac contractility a blunted response to catecholamine manifesting … Read more