On Friday 8/20 I lost my little baby Dahlia. My husband & I can't have children, so we have our Maggie (yellow Lab, 3 yrs), Lucky (Vizsla, 1 yr) & Dahlia (APBT, 10 wks). I had to work that day from 8am-Noon. I didn't want her to get in trouble while I was gone, so I put her in the outdoor kennel with toys, some food to snack on, a big fresh water bowl, plenty of shade & a blanket to lay on. I got home by 1pm, it was about 80F degrees. She was used to being outside with the other dogs, so I didn't think anything about it. I got home, let her out of the kennel, she went potty then followed me to the patio. I washed out the big water bucket & refilled for the dogs. She got a drink then went out to play with the big dogs. About 10 minutes later she came in & whined to be put on my lap. She seemed tired, so I let her take a nap on my lap. About 30 minutes later, she seemed warm, like she had a fever. I took her temp. It was 103.7. I know that some dogs have a normal temp of 102.5, so I wasn't too worried. I gave her 1/4 baby aspirin & cooled her down with a wet washcloth. My husband got home a few minutes later. I explained what was going on. He went to pick her up & she was drooling (she never does) and her eyes wouldn't focus on him. He gave her to me & called the vet. At this point I was frantic! We took off to the vet & arrived in less than 10 minutes. They took her in immediately. When they laid her on the table she basically collapsed. Her temp was up to 106! They rushed her back to a cold water bath. The vet came back about 30 min later to tell me to go home. She would have to stay at least overnight. Basically there was nothing else they could do until the blood work came back. We went home. 2 hours later the vet called. After the bath she had perked up, but crashed soon after. There was nothing they could do for her. She was cyrying out in pain & her pupils were pinpoints. She couldn't be touched, because she was in so much pain. They asked to euthanize her immediately, they didn't even want to wait to let me see her or be with her when they did it. I broke down, but gave my permission, then rushed to the vet's. The vet talked to me when I arrived & explained they didn't know why that it had happened, all tests were normal or negative. So I took her home to bury her. By this point I was inconsolable. My baby died & I couldn't do anything for her. She was in terrible pain. She just a little baby! How could this happen? I don't know how to deal with her loss. I can't seem to quit crying. I feel like I failed her. If I had given her a cold water bath at home, could I have saved her? Is there anything else I could have done different that could have made a difference? Her welfare was in my hands & I failed.