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Experience:  DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.
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My dog as well as the neighbors dog starting acting funny 2

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My dog as well as the neighbors dog starting acting funny 2 days ago. Then they started vomitting which was dark in color, seemed like their joints hurt, stopped eating & drinking, now she is having diarrhea which is bright red blood with a horrible odor. Her tears are red as well. Breathing is heavy & a bit labored.
I have given charcoal, pedialyte in small amounts.
What else can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about Pistol.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Are you still online?
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY. That way we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided and are happy to give me a positive rating. I'm so very sorry this has happened, and you are correct to be worried.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
While I cannot diagnose your dog's problem without the benefit of a hands-on examination, what I can tell you is the situation you've described sounds very much like what would occur with dogs who've ingested D-Con or other similar rat poisons.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Another very likely scenario that would fit your description is infection with parvovirus.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Both of those possibilities are very serious and life-threatening. The most important thing you can do at this point is get emergency medical attention for Pistol and your neighbor's dog. I'm so sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is a bad situation.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Pistol's best chance for survival - whether this is rat poisoning or parvo or something else - is with aggressive medical treatment. That means she needs blood tests and a parvo test at the very least to start. I'm afraid you've already done everything you can for her at home. She needs to be in the hands of professionals now.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
I know this may not be the information you wanted to hear, but I feel compelled to be complete, accurate, and honest in providing you with the answer you seek.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Just checking in to see if you have any additional questions after reviewing the information I've provided so far. I want to be as helpful as possible.
You may join the conversation by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
I will emphasize that I want to be as helpful with providing information as possible. You've described some very alarming symptoms and I am glad I could be there with the information you needed at the time you needed it. I've been worried about Pistol and your neighbors dog and am hopeful they're getting the medical attention they need.
If you can take a moment to let me know how things are going, that's always appreciated. I know you're in a difficult situation and want to be as helpful as I can.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Hi Hann,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Pistol. How is everything going?

Dr. Jo

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