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post #11 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 02:43 PM
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Its right to not know what to do. But all you can do is if you're that worried and think its more bad than what the vet said, take him back... Sometimes it can take more than 1 try to diagnose a problem, since dogs can't talk.. I've had the same trouble with my dog before..
But I suggest you take him back asap, before things get worse.

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post #12 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 02:45 PM
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Not sure. We found the box and my friend just thought they had a lot of mice or rats (the house hadn't been lived in in years, basically in the middle of a big field with no neighbors in sight and on a rarely traveled dirt road). Bubs had started on the walk with us, but turned back before we did. He was laying on the front porch when we got back. The next day was when he started acting off. We mentioned it to the vet in that area, and he did draw blood. I don't know how anti-freeze does it, but rat poison thins the blood. That's how they knew that's what it was so quick. I think it was Vitamin K that we gave him to thicken his blood. It's worth a call to the vet to see.

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post #13 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 02:50 PM
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You and your dog will be in my prayers!
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post #14 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 02:50 PM
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I am surprised your first vet sent him home if he was unable to stand on his own and you had no diagnosis. I would think keeping him at the vet with supportive care might be best.

Not sure how reliable the information on THIS site is but the description for antifreeze poisoning sounds reasonable. (You have to scroll down.)
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post #15 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I am surprised your first vet sent him home if he was unable to stand on his own and you had no diagnosis. I would think keeping him at the vet with supportive care might be best.

Not sure how reliable the information on THIS site is but the description for antifreeze poisoning sounds reasonable. (You have to scroll down.)
He gave the choice to keep him there or take him home. The first vet just thought he had been hit by a car and was bruised and sore in the back end, even though no bones were broken and his spine is fine. To be honest he seemed completely unconcerned about finding anything else. Since that was the only conclusion he came up with I just brought him home. My normal vet is 40 minutes away, so once my mom gets home we might take him up there.
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post #16 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 03:13 PM
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This might be a little far fetched but how about the nasty flu.

Last year my younger dane Zeus got back from the barn with me and an hour later he was burning up and collapsed. He was drooling and yelping and I thought he got into something. We took him to the emergency and he had blood panels done, toxin screen everything and they found nothing. They pumped him full of fluids and sent him home. He stayed like that for a few days and slowly gt better. Turns out his symptoms matched the nasty 7-10 day flu. The one where it feels like everything hurts and you can't move at all.

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post #17 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 03:13 PM
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That sounds like a good plan!
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post #18 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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He died. I think he probably did have swelling on the brain or enternal organ damage/bleeding. Don't really know for sure and never will. But he's gone now.

Here's just a picture I took of him over the summer at the state show (horse show)
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post #19 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 05:43 PM
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Barrel, my deepest sympathy on your loss. I'm so very sorry.
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post #20 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 05:55 PM
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Sorry he's gone but he isn't in pain anymore. My sympathy goes to you.
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