Sunday 29 December 2013

Capillary refill

Procedure for circulation test
Capillary refill time
This will help you judge your pet’s blood circulation. In the non-pigmented area of your dogs gum tissue, press finger against the tissue and release. You should see white spot where your finger was. Time how quickly the white spot becomes pink again.
The normal range for capillary refill (when the colour returns) is from 1-2 seconds
2-4 seconds usually means shock or dehydration, more then 4 seconds is an emergency

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