A woman came upon a dog lying on the side of the road, writes ilovemydogsomuch
He wasn’t moving and she assumed he had passed away. She began to cry but as she sobbed, the dog’s paw moved. She looked closer and could see that his chest was rising and falling– but barely. The poor dog was barely breathing.
The abandoned pup was struggling, at death’s door. The woman called a friend for help. She prayed her friend would come in time. The woman’s friend volunteers at a nearby shelter. He would know what to do! When he got there and saw the dog, he was taken aback. The dog was so weak that he couldn’t even wake up.
The man and his friend used a sheet, like a gurney, to transport the dog to their vehicle. They then raced over to the vet clinic. The vet and his staff went to work right away. They were very concerned about the dog who still struggled to wake up. His blood work revealed why. He was extremely anemic from malnourishment. He was also dehydrated and in the early stages of hypothermia.
The vet gave him IV fluids first and then made arrangements for a blood transfusion. They had to get his hemoglobin up or he wouldn’t survive. Within a few days, the dog made tremendous progress. He wasn’t even able to sit up and now he was standing, eager to eat a real meal!
This poor boy hadn’t seen real food for so long. He ate everything and then wanted more! The vet is so pleased that the dog, that was near death, is now on the path to a full recovery.