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Shock or circulatory shock is a condition in which your pet's blood flow becomes dangerously low. Signs and symptoms of shock are easy to recognize when checking your pet's vital signs. For injured dogs they will have a very rapid heart rate above 140 beats per minute. Sick or injured dogs heart rate: 60-140 beats per minute. Cats' early shock signs will be above 220 beats per minute or below 140 beats per minute. Sick or injured heart rate is 140-220 beats per minute. Other signs include: if your pet's gum color is white or pale pink, your pet's rectal temperature falls very low, or their ear tips, toes or tip of the tail are cool. There is not a lot of first aid to do at home so be sure to transport your pet to the vet if you recognize these symptoms.