No data is available on the incidence of hypothermia, says Gretchen Schoeffler, DVM, DACVECC
, Chief of Emergency and Critical Care services at Cornell University Hospital for Animals.
The chances that this condition--called hypothermia--will prove fatal depend largely upon the animal's age, overall physical condition and ability to regulate body temperature, says Gretchen Schoeffler, DVM, DACVECC
, chief of emergency and critical care services at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.
"Each year, we examine our records to determine what contributed to the most calls from pet owners and veterinarians," said Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC
and associate director of veterinary services for Pet Poison Helpline.