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Golden retriever burial question

Hello, i want to ask as to how long after a dog's passing, a golden retriever, and burial in the woods, i can learn about the manner of his passing through forensics and toxicology. I assume a Vet can tell apart broken ribs or any bone that occured post-mortum as rock were piled above the dirt etc and any blows while he was still alive.

Note that its very hot.

How is the dog after 2 weeks? Can i learn anything if so much time has passed? How much would a vet and any toxicology tests cost?

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1696489 tn?1370821974
An unfrozen body is very much into decay at 2 weeks.  I doubt that a vet would be able to determine much, and it would not be cheap to do.  Blessings - Blu
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What if i am willing to pay the money, could a toxicology test yield results? The diferrence could be having eaten an expired can of dog food, or being poisoned with something unknown. The animal was found "sleeping" and everything showed that it died rather quietly, though it did defecate itself.

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Vet told me that i cannot procure info from a toxicologal test since so many days have passed, and that these things should be done in the first day or days.

Can anyone else confirm this?
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1696489 tn?1370821974
I worked for a vet for 8 years.  This sounds right to me.  I never saw the doctors, in all those years, necropsy a dead animal that was more than a day or so after the animal passing. - Blu
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