Slide Immediate Signs
  • Sudden cry
  • Burns on corner of mouth
  • Unconsciousness
  • Staggering/incoordination
  • Not breathing
Long-term Signs
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Coughing
  • Oral Lesions (ulcers/sloughing/foul odor)
  • Inappetence
  • Incoordination
First Aid: If the animal is still attached to or close to the electrical cord, unplug the appliance. Unplug only if you can avoid touching the animal and the live wires. Otherwise, turn off the electricity prior to separating the animal from the power source.
Signs & Symptoms

How to Prevent Electric Shock

  • Cover electric cords.
  • Keep extension cords to a minimum.
  • Always be aware of young animals and pocket pets and their activities, if they are allowed free range of the home.
  • If the animal is kenneled or caged, make sure all electric cords are well out of reach of being pulled in.

How to Prevent Electric Shock

  • Cover electric cords.
  • Keep extension cords to a minimum.
  • Always be aware of young animals and pocket pets and their activities, if they are allowed free range of the home.
  • If the animal is kenneled or caged, make sure all electric cords are well out of reach of being pulled in.