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Ok so first dog comes out of it now 6 days later I have a 2

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year old border collie male...
Ok so first dog comes out of it now 6 days later I have a 2 year old border collie male that is very active always hunting for rabbits and squirrels. He killed a rattle snake 2 weeks ago. Now he is almost dead , all my dogs ran down to the spring with me to start the pump about 3pm today while I was cleaning the spring out I heard all the dogs barking like crazy up the canyon from me so I called them back , poured a little bleach in the spring and closed it up. Mean while all the dogs had returned. I went to get in the side by side ,when I say Ike (dog in question) laying down hill in an unusual position. I went to him and he was stiff legged ,stomach and rib cage trying to breath without very little success. I grab him stretched him out slapped his forehead several times sat him back down pushed on his belly tried to get his mouth on so he could breath . His eyes rolled back in his head and he shit all over me. I thought I had lost him . But I threw him in the side by side and took him to my husband and we threw water on him to try and shock him out of what ever was trying to kill him . This whole time he is stiff as a board b barely breathing. My husband took him to the vet they couldn't give him any charcoal because he had gag reflect and or swallowing ablity. I thought he had been struck by a rattle snake in the mouth because his gums had some blood coming from them , but the vet did not think it was that . They did blood work out him in an IV and gave him some anti-biotic , that what my husband said he is home for the night but I don't think he's going to make it he is whiting blood and throwing up blood and it smells like death I should say out when a dog has parvo.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Ike? I agree with you that his symptoms were agonal - near death. If there was any choice in the matter, he shouldn't have been dismissed by the hospital.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi Rebecca Ford,

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

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