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dog died! :(

I really dont have a question but need to share an experience. My dog was laying under the coffee table last night she got up and her back legs would not work right, she had no control. Then her front legs went stiff. We took her to the ER vet, as this happened round 'bout midnight. The vet gave her some meds and a sedative. He (the vet) suggested we leave her overnight to see if there were improvement. No improvement this morning. We lost her. It is just strange one minute she was fine and all of a sudden she was not. We have had her since she was 8 weeks old and she was nine years old, we have had her forever. My husband has no children and Harely was his baby girl. It sure is hard to lose aq beloved pet. She had a fantastic life while she was here, spoiled as hell!!
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Oh that is so sad, and so sudden! I feel for you. My dog is everything to me, my little sister, my playmate, my dearest friend, I do know how sad you must be feeling. It is the worst thing, when your dog dies.

Nine years is a long time to love and share with someone, whether they be fur-family, or human family, it's all the same as far as I'm concerned.

It sounds very much as if she could have had a stroke. Strokes, in any species, come out of the blue. That's what they do. They give you no time to prepare, sometimes no warning signs at all.

I know what you and your husband must be going through right now. Please do feel free to message me if you want to talk about her, or vent some grief, or anything at all.
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My condolences to you on the loss of your beloved dog.  It is never easy to say goodbye to our pets, no matter how long they have been with us.

I completely agree with Ginger, it does sound like she may have had a stroke or some type of cardiac episode, however, the only way to tell for sure would be to have a necropsy performed.  Did your vet offer any suggestions as to what he felt it could be?

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Please pass my sympathies on to you, your husband and your whole family.  Losing a pet quickly like that is very hard.  
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I'm so sorry about the loss of your dog, I can relate we had to have my sister's dog euthanized a couple days ago it was sudden and a shock to my whole family. His name was Ray Ray he was like my sister's child and I do have to agree that  no matter if human or animal life that  is loss it hurts just the same. I helped raise him and we had him since he was a puppy and I also have his sister Angelique and I also have another dog who is not related to them named Bowzer. One day he seemed fine and the next day when he woke up he was showing lameness in his back legs and by evening could not walk with his back legs. We took him to the vet and found out he had a spinal problem through x rays and the vet said it was either an spinal infection or worst bone cancer. To make a long story short we took him home for a couple days to see if antibiotics would help heal it and gave it almost a week before we took him back to the vet and his condition got worse he lost alot of weight in that little time compared to when we first took him to the vet I could not believe it he looked emaciated. He lost some of his appetite. IT was so hard to see him that sick it broke my heart because I loved him so much he was such a clown and could make anyone laugh, you would have had to meet him to understand me lol Anyhow, the vet recommended euthnization considering the fact that he was not improving and also checked the feeling of his leg and he had no feeling anymore and I also forgot to add that he lost all function of his tail and could no longer wag it. The vet said what was best for him was euthanization beucase he also appeared to be in pain and in her opinion no amount of medical treatment could probably save him it was a 1% chance of him ever getting better. IT was a very hard decision to help my sister make but we all knew he was suffering and that it was what was best for him. I am still emotionally hurting and could not believe we lost him at only 5 years old a beautiful Rottweiler/Pit Bull mix boy dog very precious to us and I will never forget him he was so much like a child. I hope you and your husband are able to heal emotionally. My prayers are with you and God Bless you.
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I want you to know I feel the same pain, I googled this because I just lost my dog of 13 years.  He was my baby and 3 days ago we took him into have him groomed  the same groomer has been cutting him for 5 years. He was a 15 lb Yorkie, male and had the heart of gold, loved people, would go up to any stranger and kiss them to death,  Well we took him to the groomer in the morning and he was just fine, 2 hours later the groomer called my husband and said....oh I have bad news your Max is dead....my husband called me at work and in total shock I drove home to find him dead and bleeding at the mouth, wrapped in a towel....I am so full of grief i cannot stop crying, I feel so much loss and am so depressed..  I did not have an autopsy which I should of done, but was in so much shock I couldn't think and had him buried with all his toys, which he loved so.  I went to the groomer yesterday to talk to her to find out what happened, she said she did not know that he had a bath and was put in a cage and when she went to get him to groom him he was dead, but really did not seemed she was very upset about it, and I was hysterically crying and could hardly talk.  I wish I knew what to do, I have spent 13 years, loving, spoiling and doing everything for my dog.  Walking into my house and not having him greet me as he always did, everyday. I am having trouble coping with this.
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I just wanted to tell you how sorry i am for your loss.I took my little girl Peke into the vet 5 weeks ago to have her nails done and an hour later they called and said she was gone.She was my pride and joy.She was constantly with me .She was only 7 years old.We had planned on her before her mother was even expecting.We got her at 4 weeks old and bottle fed her till she was around 7-8 months old.She was in perfect health.What makes it even worse was all her and her brother went in for was just to get there nails done .I would have never expected when i left there that day what would have happend.Our lives will never be the same.I still cry all the time and i have so many questions that i know i will never know what happened.I will keep you in my prayers.If you ever need to talk i am here to listen.
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Thank you all so much for taking the time out to talk to me. Thanks for everyone's kind words and understanding, it means alot to me. There are people who care and understand what I am going through. I has been over a month now but she was like one of my kids. Most people I know do not understand that I am really grieving over this. I miss her so much still. Especially at night when she and I used to be the only ones in the house that would still be awake! Then she would come to my bedroom with me and lay beside my bed and I would pet her until I went to sleep. I miss alot of things about her. She was a very unique dog, I have never met one like her! We gave her a fantastic life. She was definately spoiled as hell and loved even more!
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Im so sorry. I have lost many pets in my life time living on a farm. None is as bad as a dog, and a dog youve had for a long time is the worst. I had a dog since I was 5 and she died when I was 19. It was so hard to put her down but she had skin cancer really bad. Its so painful. I dont want to go through that for a long time. I lost a pup (my first since the one we had put down) we had him for a month and he got parvo. We jsut got another for a wedding present. We made sure we got her where parvo isnt a high risk or risk at all. We also made sure she was fully vaccinated before taking her home. She has been odd today. Puked in the night and her poop is runnier than normal so Im hoping she didnt some how get it.

Hopefully in time, you can get another healthy companion. Do mourn her, some people look at you funny but they just dont understand. I cried all day for about 2 weeks straight. I still cry when I think about her.
So sorry for your loss.
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My dog died yesterday. She was a 13 year old shih tzu and she just randomly died. She was fine in the morning and just had a stroke (i think) and fell over dead. It was so unexpected and terrible  because i was there watching it happen and i was incredibly helpless to help her. I was on the way out the door with her to go to the vet when she collapsed and didnt respond. I'm so grief stricken and I dont know what to do. I've had her since i was 8 years old and she was there one minute and then gone the next. I feel your pain and you're in my prayers as well.
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I am so very sorry. Believe me, I can understand how terrible you must be feeling. There are hardly any words to describe it.
When death happens suddenly like that, we are left shocked, and full of questions....why?...what if?....if only?..
I am so sad for you.
There is only one thing you can have some slight comfort from about all this. Your girl didn't suffer and it was over quickly.
Take care. Bless you
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I really feel for you, my chihuahua has a bad heart and congestive heart failure. We have had him for about 4 years maybe 5. He was supposedly about 1y.o. when we got him. About 2 years into having the little guy he had to go to the vet for an injury and we found out that he had a murmur. Well, recently he began caughing a lot and within 3 days I could hear the fluid in his lungs. The vet's first words were, "This is not good."

He is on meds and doing OK now, but we could lose him at any time. The vet said that his murmur was pretty bad and that most likely he had a heart attack to some degree recently. The thing is that he seemed to feel bad one day and then was fine for about a week before the heart failure set in. Now the meds have him messed up and he isn't eating much anymore.

He was always a bit "lazy" because of his heart issues, but now he can't even greet my wife with even half the enthusiasm he used to. It hurts me to see him like this. I wish that we could do something more for him.
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I am very sorry for you and your family's loss.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemorrhagic_gastroenteritis
HGE killed my dog.
My dog died in three hours.  A dachshund/beagle mix named Ginger.
She threw up 1AM then began urinating and defecating diarrhea with dark blood. While I was trying to locate a 24 hour vet in this back water (Bluffton, SC) she then begun to hemorrhage bright red blood and passed away on the way to the VET.
Note: She had a bit of diarrhea earlier in day but no sign of blood – I know as I used white paper towels to pick it up – no blood.  
I am writing to warn all pet owners of this disease HGE.  Learn about it.
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i had my dog put down a few days ago and i can't forgive myself...she is old and urinate on her bed so she was not allowed to sleep on the livingroom couch..i caught her sleeping and pushed her..but she went off balance and fell on her back..nevertheless,she got up and went to her bed..the next morning she could barely walk..i tried to nurse her back to health..she was in so much pain..groaning..so we decided to take her to the vet...there in that clinic..she was put down..i cried like her..i cannot forgive myself..her face that looked so sad when she fell continue to haunt me..i will never love a dog as much as i love her..im a mess..i find it hard to live with it..knowing..i favored the other dogs over her when she was alive because she was stinking ..she cannot control her bladder etc..i want to die!
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Oh you poor thing! I cried when I just read your post. I feel for you, I really do. It is one of the saddest things in the world, when the time comes to have a beloved dog put to sleep.
And you feel it is your fault because you pushed her that night, to get her off the couch. You were not to know she would fall awkwardly like that.
How many times a day do we all do things that would nomally have outcomes that were OK....and then one fateful day something we do goes wrong?
What happened really was an accident. I know you feel you caused it, and that you didn't treat her well enough because she had incontinence. But for her it may have seemed very different. Dogs do think differently to humans. To a dog, not being favoured all the time simply means they are low ranking in the pack. Now to a dog, that situation is acceptable, and not traumatic. They fully accept their "pack position". Though it may seem mean to us.

I know it isn't really the time to talk about all that dog-behaviour stuff. You are too upset. But please do remember you gave her everything you could to help her at the end, and she KNEW that, and felt your love, and that would be beautiful for her.
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Leann i am so sorry for your loss and know exactly what your going through. We lost our dog amber 6 weeks ago now she was 13. The day she passed she woke up fine came on the chair next to me and give lots of kisses then just out the blue suddenly her back legs went and her body and head became all twisted she had took a stroke the vet said there was nothing they could do for her but what hurt the most was that she kissed me before she passed when holding her. Just like you she was fine 1 minute then within an hour she had died. Some people dont understand the relationship people can have with there animals to me and im sure to you they are just like your childred and part of the family. Thinking of you at this sad time
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I know what you're going through... My dog just died today and he was only 6 years old... He was completely normal a few days ago, but his health rapidly deteriorated over the weekend. I was completely not expecting this and neither was my family. When I got home I could not bare even looking around... There were so many traces of him everywhere. I just calmed myself down...and I'm really finding comfort in hearing other people's stories of coping with the same thing. My dog was like family... I treated him like family.... And we took him everywhere, all our trips had to be road trips because we couldn't bear leaving him by himself at someone else's house... You see, He had a separation anxiety... He would sit by this couch near the window and watch outside until we came home and jump down from the couch to greet us. He never bit or growled or was unfriendly towards anyone. He was such a sweet, kind dog... I feel so guilty now... I wish I had done more for him or at least spent more time with him... I mean he was so young... So please... Let's be strong together!!! :)
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hello my little dog died aged 6 she was the nicest dog i have ever owned. now i think about it tina my old english sheepdog and sam my lhasa apso were wonderful dogs. lexie was mine for a short while 4 months she brought me out of a deep depression and now she has gone i have gone back to severe depression. she came to bed with me every night and didnt leave my side. i miss her terribly
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Im so sorry for your loss. We just lost our baby girl a few months back. She was 9 years also- we miss her very much. We still dont know what was wrong with her. She started bleeding from the nose (the worst nose bleeds i have ever seen) wouldnt sleep, she would try to fall asleep standing up becuse she couldnt breath while laying down. :( We went to the doc several times and they couldnt give us a straight answer we were very angry and felt like they were jerking us around. She ended up haveing a seizure in my arms, she was so scared and didnt know who we were and her nose bleeds wouldnt stop. we had to put her down. the hardest day of my life. we miss her every minute of every day.
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hi  britt so sorry for you i am so sad for you.you did everything you could for your lovely dog be grateful she had you to love and care for her i still cry everytime i walk into my house expecting  my little dog to be there. she was a shih cross jack russell she loved chicken and ccake and  biscuits but not  dog food
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My puppy nyla was only two months old. Very playful, could make any stress disappear. She was sick for just a day! Wouldn't eat or drink. Was throwing up clear saliva. I had her dewormed she got her shots and was tested for barvo, the test came out negative. They told me to keep track of her temp over night and give her this syrup they gave me to keep her sugar from dropping to low. She seemed to be doing better before I went to sleep. Her temp was back to normal..I had her lay beside me in a basket then I woke up to her choking. So I sat her up and patted her ..she coughed up the same stuff as before and boom right after she was dead!!!! So wrong! Idk what is going on w these vets!
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im so sorry about your loss - my wife and i just lost our six year old after a walk- i losted other dogs from old age it still was a punch in the gut but you knew it was coming or at least part of you did but this is my first ever losing one out of the blue it happen sat 8/31/2013   i know time will heal or dappen but wow does this suck !! and we still have a 12 yr old lab mix to kinda take us away from the hurt but even she knows she lost her buddy and somethings wrong --god bless and hope you get another puppy soon to keep her love alive and well
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My soulmate, Edie, died suddenly on Friday, August 9, 2013.  She was 12 yrs. Old.  Completely in tune with me all the time.  Her sensitivity forced me to become aware of my moods as she was always reading my facial expressions. If I even just talked loudly to someone,  she thought I was mad at her.  I loved her more than anything or anyone and hated when she thought that.  I miss the sound of her plopping down outside the bathroom door.  The way she would look up at me while on our walks.  She loved me so much, more than I deserved. I have so many regrets now over her death.  Like why didn't I push the ******* vet tech away from her and pick her up and hold her while she passed. I was in disbelief over what was happening.  I opted for cremation and didn't know her ashes would be ready less than 24 hours.  I was just petting her! Then I was holding a box of her ashes: (   I miss the feel of her fur, her kisses, her gentleness.  She was a 50lb shepherd mix with big ears.  We are inseperable so I know she is next to me like always.  I am left with the feeling like I failed her in some way because she left me without warning.  I will mourn her for a long time.  I have no clue why she died.  She was playing a few hours before when she collapsed and started panting.  Vet said she was in shock but could not do anything for her. Sorry for everyone's loss as well.
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My dog was neutered three days a go he came home and died three hours later died did they give me the wrong pain meds  was he under to long I'm going out of my mind I need help he said the same thing happen to Joan rivers thia is a vet ! OMG I wish I could neuter him thia dog was nine months old happy healthy my best friend and he killed him can anyone help me  Debbie in Boca 561 2712232
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So sorry to hear about your dog, he was so young,  What did the vet think happened?  Did you have an autopsy done?
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