Pepper, Lucky's brother, was the first to show symptoms of weakness and rapid breathing. Pepper's mom brought him in to Alpine Animal Clinic, and Dr. Wampler could see Pepper was the later stages of poisoning when he arrived.
Upon arrival at Alpine Animal Clinic, Pepper was hemorrhaging rapidly in to his lungs and chest, as well in to other body areas. Pepper was in advanced hemorrhagic shock. Sadly, Pepper was so critical that aggressive treatment could not save him and he died a short while later from cardiovascular collapse.
Pepper's owner quickly returned home to find Lucky, Pepper's brother, beginning to breathe rapidly, too, so raced back to Alpine with Lucky for emergency treatment.
Large dogs, like Dr. Wampler's Rottweiler, Gus shown here, are good blood donors. Gus is happy to give his little buddy Lucky a little help!