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By jane-corso on 2009-08-19
Post ID: 187
My husband and I are devastated.  Our OE Sheepdog was in perfect health died suddenly on August 13, 2009.  The night before he ate, played, performed his daily outdoor functions and had his nightly dog bone.  The next morning at 6:30 AM I couldn't wake him.  We rushed him to the emergency vet who informed us he been dead for several hours.  WE wre so shocked we didn't ask for an autopsy.  However, we are still trying to make sense of this.  He was 9 years old but very well cared for and in perfect health. I'm still asking myself what happened.

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By cherrybm66 on 2009-08-15
Post ID: 186

      I've been reading through all of your stories and am so sorry for everyone.
      This week my husband and I were dog sitting his best friends puppy, Jake.
      Early morning (3AM) our boxer puppy started crying and acting very strange.  He wouldn't go to sleep and kept us up until the sun was up.  We figured he wanted to play with his friend, now we are wondering if he was trying to tell us something...

      When we got up everything seemed normal.  we went out for about 3 hours, when we got home, we found Jake dead.  it was a hot day though we've had hotter and he had water.  when my husband picked him up a large clump of hair came out.  we were stunned and feel terrible.  we had to call his friend while on vacation.
      I don't know if anyone can shed light on what just happened, but reading other's stories helps us  feel we're not alone.
      thank you,
    

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By sallyjbailey on 2009-03-07
Post ID: 152
My neighbors dog, a Sheltie died very suddenly, she was fine on Tuesday, on Wednesday she could not even keep water down, and was vomiting water, she died suddenly,  he did taken her to the vet, he is older, I feel so sorry, it was very sad for him, I was wondering if the animal was poisoned?

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By maureenfoye on 2008-10-31
Post ID: 185
My heart is breaking after my 5 year old beautiful husky/chow died suddenly.  I never heard of such of a thing and cry for those others who also loss their beloved companions.

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By arthistjsr on 2008-05-27
Post ID: 115

      Steviek, The question I had about Brinkly was directed to you. Thanks, J
    

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By arthistjsr on 2008-05-27
Post ID: 145

    Steviek, The question I had about Brinkly was directed to you. Thanks,
    J
  

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By luring_whisper on 2008-04-13
Post ID: 112
We just lost our "Granddog" Stevie Nicks last night. she was about 6-7 yrs old (she was an animal rescue) so we didn't know her exact age. She was fine in the am; ate, played went outside. After work at 2 pm she met meat the door with the other two dogs; I petted her and went about my day. At 521 pm, I got up from watching the hockey game to feed them; Stevie was lying on her side at my feet. She didn't get up to eat; finally did follow me into the kitchen, but wouldn't eat or drink. She seemed dazed, lethargic, listless. Did not respond to my other puppy licking her; no ear twitches, facial movement. I brought her into the family room and sat her on my lap; she just didn't seem "in there". By the time I had determined to take her to the vet (at 6ish pm on a Saturday) and found a place that was open or emergencies, she had died! Less than an hour had passed. Can somebody please give me an idea what happened? She was very happy, healthy, playful, energetic and then she was gone! My daughter is out of town; I need something to explain this...

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By luring_whisper on 2008-04-13
Post ID: 132
We just lost our "Granddog" Stevie Nicks last night...she was about 6-7 yrs old (she was an animal rescue) so we didn't know her exact age. She was fine in the am; ate, played went outside. After work at 2 pm she met meat the door with the other two dogs; I petted her and went about my day. At 521 pm, I got up from watching the hockey game to feed them; Stevie was lying on her side at my feet. She didn't get up to eat; finally did follow me into the kitchen, but wouldn't eat or drink. She seemed dazed, lethargic, listless. Did not respond to my other puppy licking her; no ear twitches, facial movement. I brought her into the family room and sat her on my lap; she just didn't seem "in there". By the time I had determined to take her to the vet (at 6ish pm on a Saturday) and found a place that was open or emergencies, she had died! Less than an hour had passed. Can somebody please give me an idea what happened? She was very happy, healthy, playful, energetic and then she was gone! My daughter is out of town; I need something to explain this...

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By luring_whisper on 2008-03-18
Post ID: 111

      Unfortunately, "tea-cups" are just a Sales ploy to overcharge you for a "tiny-micro-(enter breed name here)" SURE they *look* cute.. but the way they are "bred" is not natural.. so it does not matter how "healthy" and "happy" it might be... their insides are so fragile.. that it just fails them to continue to survive.. :( I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. But these immoral thieves who rob unsuspecting people of their money ($1,000-$8,000 for a non-pure bred puppy?!?!?!) need to go to jail for their crimes! You should look up on Google; Julie and Armando Soutullo... regarding "teacups" and such... just to prove that it doesn't matter how many times the "breeder" guarantees a "one year guarantee" on these poor puppy victims..  IT IS A SCAM! And a very sad one at that.. :'( again, you have my sympathy...

      - Ariana

      email: luring_whisper@yahoo.com -for more information
    

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By peachy1314 on Monday, November 14, 2016 4:31:49 PM
Hello, we had a 6 month old British bulldog that just passed away 2 nights ago! He was jumping around, we fed him.... Around ten minutes later he was sick around 5 times, he went back on his bed. We saw the sick and put him in the back garden so we could clean the mess. We called him 5 minutes later and he never came back in, he laid down behind a small bush and passed away within 5 minutes! It is devestating! We have 2 small children who he played with every morning! He didn't bark or growl once, his nature was unbelievable! And he passed away without any known reason! Heartbreaking!

By luring_whisper on 2008-03-18
Post ID: 131

    Unfortunately, "tea-cups" are just a Sales ploy to overcharge you for a "tiny-micro-(enter breed name here)" SURE they *look* cute.. but the way they are "bred" is not natural.. so it does not matter how "healthy" and "happy" it might be... their insides are so fragile.. that it just fails them to continue to survive.. :(

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss..

    But these immoral thieves who rob unsuspecting people of their money ($1,000-$8,000 for a non-pure bred puppy?!?!?!) need to go to jail for their crimes! You should look up on Google; Julie and Armando Soutullo... regarding "teacups" and such... just to prove that it doesn't matter how many times the "breeder" guarantees a "one year guarantee" on these poor puppy victims..  IT IS A SCAM!

    And a very sad one at that.. :'( again, you have my sympathy...

    - Ariana

    email: luring_whisper@yahoo.com -for more information
  

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By violinga1 on 2008-03-11
Post ID: 184
ETA - my post was intended for the owners of Littlebit and Buffy.

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By kbarton on 2008-03-06
Post ID: 108
Yesterday I came home, expecting tail wagging and the happy noises my 4 1/2 year old beautiful golden retriever, Buddy, would provide each and every time.  But he was laying down with vomit around him.  I noticed 3 other places as well.  I took him outside thinking it was just something minor.  I looked for clues as to what could have triggered this and then cleaned up the mess.  I called for him to come in but he just laid outside- and wasn't interested in eating- this was a first.  I called the vet and she seemed okay with my coming at the next available time which was an hour later.  He proceeded to get worse and he could not even walk to the truck.  My son and I put him on a board and carried him.  He was moaning a little.  I knew he was sick with something but felt the vet could fix it.  The vet assessed him and said he was in bad shape and would need to do tests. However they were closing.  He did a preliminary exam and sent me to the all night clinic where a dr. could watch him all night. The dr. at the clinic was great- except he could not find the cause or cure.  He had to put Buddy on a respirator and this morning we had to disconnect it. He is gone now- my best friend is gone- my heart is broken.

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By maxie+me=heart on Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:21:44 AM
I am so so sorry to anyone who had lost there pet. I had to go through what you had to go through. it is so hard to lose a pet that you love so much.At first I thought my dog,Maxie,was pregnant because I looked up the symtoms and she had all of them.but it turned out she was dying.It's been 1 month and 4 days since her death,and my dumb self decides to look this up now.If your wondering when she passed away,it was April,30th,2017.I still cry now because she was my first dog.I will do anything to get her back.That's how much I love her.have a wonderful life with your pets.I LOVE MAXIE.

By kbarton on 2008-03-06
Post ID: 119
Yesterday I came home, expecting tail wagging and the happy noises my 4 1/2 year old beautiful golden retriever, Buddy, would provide each and every time.  But he was laying down with vomit around him.  I noticed 3 other places as well.  I took him outside thinking it was just something minor.  I looked for clues as to what could have triggered this and then cleaned up the mess.  I called for him to come in but he just laid outside- and wasn't interested in eating- this was a first.  I called the vet and she seemed okay with my coming at the next available time which was an hour later.  He proceeded to get worse and he could not even walk to the truck.  My son and I put him on a board and carried him.  He was moaning a little.  I knew he was sick with something but felt the vet could fix it.  The vet assessed him and said he was in bad shape and would need to do tests. However they were closing.  He did a preliminary exam and sent me to the all night clinic where a dr. could watch him all night. The dr. at the clinic was great- except he could not find the cause or cure.  He had to put Buddy on a respirator and this morning we had to disconnect it. He is gone now- my best friend is gone- my heart is broken.

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By lummus211 on 2008-02-22
Post ID: 93
We just lost our best friend, Tex.  We had him for ten years and was truly a lovable pet.  He died suddenly and we are so devasted with the lost.

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By lummus211 on 2008-02-21
Post ID: 151
We just lost our one and only pet.  He died early morning and he was perfectly fine the night before.  It has been four days and we are still in so much pain with his sudden death.  We love him so much and sometimes I don't know how to ease the pain. Please advice.

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By rsmith3855 on 2008-01-31
Post ID: 104

    We lost our "Matchik" this morning. He was healthy and happy when I left for work at 6 a.m.  By the time my wife got up at 7:30, he was dying. She got him to the vet and they tried to revive him, but it was no use. We had rescued him this summer. He's a cute little Corgi mix and he just loved us all immediately. We have lots of cats and never dreamed of having a dog, but he made himself one of the family so quickly, we never put him up for adoption as we had planned. In his short time with us, he taught us lessons in unconditional love we could never learn with our cats. He leaves this big hole in our hearts...I have to be here at work for 2 and a half more hours and I can't for the life of me imagine doing anything productive.
    I want to thank all of you for sharing your stories. I hope it helped  you as much as it has helped me. And you've lifted any sense of guilt from my heart - at least now I know these things happen. God bless you all.
    Robert
  

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By agcanallo on 2008-01-30
Post ID: 103

    The same thing happened to my best friend an english bulldog.He saturday night he was fine.Sunday was such a different story,he seemed constipated and then eventually started puking bile.It was awful,i took him to the vet and they took x-rays that showed blockage in his intestines.The vet said he would be ok and would be ready to go home soon.He was'nt,he started bleebing through his rectum.And eventually his nose.He was six,and was taken from me far to early.Thanks for leting me share my story.

    angelo
  

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By ccwgirl on 2008-01-30
Post ID: 107

    My little jack russell, Raskel just died a few hours ago.  We were playing ball, then it looked like he was having a seizure.  I ran to him and he was gone.  I tried CPR, he was just gone.

    He was only 7 years old.  We played ball every evening, there were no symptoms of being ill.

    I had said, just one more thpost, now I feel like if I hadn't thpostn that last ball, he would be alive.  I feel really guilty right now.  Raskel looked forward to playing and it was something we did everyday.

    My neighbor came over to help me bury the little guy.  I'm in shock as it happened so fast.

    I can't stop crying and I miss him so much.

    That is why I did a search on Google on sudden deaths and found this site.  I didn't know it was that common for dogs just to die in a few seconds.

    I can't get the image out of my mind, as he struggle to live.  My two other dogs know something isn't right.  They come for cuddles, as they know I'm upset.

    My dogs are my family and I just lost a family member.

    Cheryl
  

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By melissafreels on 2008-01-30
Post ID: 121

      I happened upon this site while searching out possible reasons for the sudden death of my dog Bailey. An absolutely adorable dachshund mix with the markings of a Jack Russell, Bailey was my “shadow” for 9 years. On Saturday, January 19, I left home for a few hours, and when I came home, she was dead. That morning had been just like any other – Bailey and her Lhasa Apso sis Lindsey “helped” me with the laundry, explored the backyard for a while, and excitedly ran back to the house upon hearing my promise of treats. When I said goodbye to the pets that afternoon, Bailey was relaxing peacefully and calmly on the quilt on the sofa. There was no sign that anything was wrong, but today I still continue to search my memory, wondering “Was there something I missed?”  The veterinarian suspects that Bailey had a heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, or some combination of the three. She had always been a very high-anxiety dog, and she gave everything 110 percent – her energy radiated throughout the household. Because of this, perhaps her body just wore out early – much too soon, in my opinion. I miss her terribly and more than words can explain. Thank you to the creator of this site and to those of you who have shared your stories about your dogs – it helps knowing that I’m not alone.

      Melissa
    

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By melissafreels on 2008-01-30
Post ID: 130

      I happened upon this site while searching out possible reasons for the sudden death of my dog Bailey. An absolutely adorable dachshund mix with the markings of a Jack Russell, Bailey was my “shadow” for 9 years. On Saturday, January 19, I left home for a few hours, and when I came home, she was dead. That morning had been just like any other – Bailey and her Lhasa Apso sis Lindsey “helped” me with the laundry, explored the backyard for a while, and excitedly ran back to the house upon hearing my promise of treats. When I said goodbye to the pets that afternoon, Bailey was relaxing peacefully and calmly on the quilt on the sofa. There was no sign that anything was wrong, but today I still continue to search my memory, wondering “Was there something I missed?”  The veterinarian suspects that Bailey had a heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, or some combination of the three. She had always been a very high-anxiety dog, and she gave everything 110 percent – her energy radiated throughout the household. Because of this, perhaps her body just wore out early – much too soon, in my opinion. I miss her terribly and more than words can explain. Thank you to the creator of this site and to those of you who have shared your stories about your dogs – it helps knowing that I’m not alone.

      Melissa
    

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By blankfard on 2008-01-28
Post ID: 99

    i can't belive it. i am so devastated. my dog deco was found dead in my kids room this morning. he was 10 years old - good ole mutt - a big dog. during the night i heard him panting really badly but i thought he was just hot - he had done this before. so i did not get up. he actually got up after his panting fit and left our room to go the kids room. we found him dead this morning. i am sick to my stomach. i have no idea what happened. i don't think a necropsy would help. i keep thinking if only i had got up - but then again i have to believe that his time on this earth was up. i am so distraught.
    suzanne
  

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By poovy4 on 2008-01-28
Post ID: 100
This is my first post ever but after seeing the recent posts, wanted to share the story of what happened to my beloved Tipper on Saturday, 26th.  She was 8 1/2, in good health except for a skin irritation that caused her to be on Baytril for a couple of months and a special Science Diet food.  We had gone to visit my parents Friday and enjoyed a long walk there that evening.  On Saturday, she seemed normal - went for a ride to Starbucks and she had her head out the window as usual.  When we were back at my parents house, she did lay around a bit more than usual - my mom remarked that she didn't seem herself.  I thought she was just a bit tired.  Around 4:30 p.m., we left to go home, and as usual Tipper ran down Dad's sidewalk, jumping to get into the car. She put her head out for the slow ride through town.  I stopped in a store for 10 minutes and when I came back to the car, immediately noticed she was laying down, not sitting up as usual.  She was slobbering and her eyes were not moving to look at me.  Her breathing was rapid.  I tried to get to a nearby vet (was closed anyway) but in that short mile, she had died.  So devastated - she was my baby and my best friend rolled into one. Thought I'd have her for a few more years.

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By poovy4 on 2008-01-28
Post ID: 183
This is my first post ever but after seeing the recent posts, wanted to share the story of what happened to my beloved Tipper on Saturday, 26th.  She was 8 1/2, in good health except for a skin irritation that caused her to be on Baytril for a couple of months and a special Science Diet food.  We had gone to visit my parents Friday and enjoyed a long walk there that evening.  On Saturday, she seemed normal - went for a ride to Starbucks and she had her head out the window as usual.  When we were back at my parents house, she did lay around a bit more than usual - my mom remarked that she didn't seem herself.  I thought she was just a bit tired.  Around 4:30 p.m., we left to go home, and as usual Tipper ran down Dad's sidewalk, jumping to get into the car. She put her head out for the slow ride through town.  I stopped in a store for 10 minutes and when I came back to the car, immediately noticed she was laying down, not sitting up as usual.  She was slobbering and her eyes were not moving to look at me.  Her breathing was rapid.  I tried to get to a nearby vet (was closed anyway) but in that short mile, she had died.  So devastated - she was my baby and my best friend rolled into one. Thought I'd have her for a few more years.   Ann

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By haze on 2008-01-07
Post ID: 102

    Hi all,

    I lost my baby boy Mac, a georgeous 6 year old golden retriever, yesterday morning. My grandma was getting him for his daily morning walk, but he didn't jump up like he usually does, he was lying still... without showing any struggle, not even a yelp... he was gone.

    It's actually the first time i'm submitting a post on the net, but I really needed to channel my emotions to people that understand, and won't tell me "it's just a dog, get a new one, you'll get over it". Because we all know, it's not like that. They are family.

    He was always energetic and full of life, how can he be gone all of a sudden? We has professionals come to take him away today, we decided to have Mac cremated and bring his ashes home, so he still be with us, and always feel our love for him.

    He never caused us any trouble, no health issues, never urinated in the house, never ripped thing to shreds, he was polite and friendly to visitor and neighnours, yet he never accepts food from anyone except me and grandma. He was the perfect dog without even been taught how to be one.

    The vet said they didn't know how or why he died, the only way is to have an autopsy. Of course, we objected to that, Mac wouldn't have wanted that.

    I guess the only comfort for all of us is that our loved ones went so suddenly, that they hardly went through much suffering. I would have hated to see Mac suffer and then have to put him down.

    My prayers go out all of you and your loved ones, hope that they are in a better place now and hope they know that they are loved dearly and will never be forgotten.



    Samantha
  

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By fairclothc on 2008-01-04
Post ID: 120

      I like many of you, have searched the "sudden death in dogs" on the internet. I wish I could say it was because I was writing doing research for a report or to find an answer for a friend but it's not. It's because at 6:44am today our beloved "baby girl" of 9 years,  Chyna passed away. The "princess" we adopted from the local shelter after seeing her featured on our local morning show "pet of the week". She was only a year old when we picked her up and placed her beside me in our truck and has NEVER left my side since.

      We took her last night to the emergency hospital to find out what had changed her so rapidly.

      Like every night, I took her outside to run around and do her biz before my wife came home and we fixed dinner. Chyna ran down the stairs of the deck to the backyard, chased the birds away at the birdfeeder and stopped to check out a squirrel she thought about chasing after. I told her it was time to go inside and she marched right up the stairs but when she go to the top she had this "I might be in trouble look" on her face. I asked her if she ate a bug...ears went down and so did the tail...a familiar sign of "oh crap I'm busted" and I told her she might get sick so but lets go fix dinner before mommy got home. She walked into the kitchen and laid down, curious but not alarming, 5 minutes later the gargae door was going up, the sign that momy was home! Chyna's ears went up but the excitement of running to the door when one of us returns home was not there at all. Instead just a sad look. Something is very wrong.

      My wife and I ate with Chyna sitting beside me, but not much interest in what we were eating, highly unusual and then we went outside...Chyna got up to come with us, although not as energetic as usual and she went our and did her biz again. But instead of walking inside she laid at the door, I had to physically pick her up and carry her inside. My wife then called the emergency animal hospital and we took her in...her heartbeat normal, her vitals normal although we could see she was laboring some when breathing...abdominal was releaxed and all signs pointed to a good checkup. We had the blood test done and waited an hour for the results, during this time she progressively got worse. All work came back clean except one...there was an elevated level in Chyna's liver that couldn't be explained. Chyna was put on iv's and bloodpressure monitor...although she stablizied her O2 levels were dropping. Shortly after she went into cardiac arrest, after 15 minutes of CPR she was pronounced. I can't stand it!!! She's gone and I don't know why!? We had just run and played just 9 hours before and I don't get it.

      I know how each of you feel, it's been since losing my childhood dog that I've felt this way, we don't have any children as Chyna was our child and now I'm just lost without her under my feet under my desk, or stretching out by my leg at night.
    

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By fairclothc on 2008-01-04
Post ID: 129

      I like many of you, have searched the "sudden death in dogs" on the internet. I wish I could say it was because I was writing doing research for a report or to find an answer for a friend but it's not. It's because at 6:44am today our beloved "baby girl" of 9 years,  Chyna passed away. The "princess" we adopted from the local shelter after seeing her featured on our local morning show "pet of the week". She was only a year old when we picked her up and placed her beside me in our truck and has NEVER left my side since.

      We took her last night to the emergency hospital to find out what had changed her so rapidly.

      Like every night, I took her outside to run around and do her biz before my wife came home and we fixed dinner. Chyna ran down the stairs of the deck to the backyard, chased the birds away at the birdfeeder and stopped to check out a squirrel she thought about chasing after. I told her it was time to go inside and she marched right up the stairs but when she go to the top she had this "I might be in trouble look" on her face. I asked her if she ate a bug...ears went down and so did the tail...a familiar sign of "oh crap I'm busted" and I told her she might get sick so but lets go fix dinner before mommy got home. She walked into the kitchen and laid down, curious but not alarming, 5 minutes later the gargae door was going up, the sign that momy was home! Chyna's ears went up but the excitement of running to the door when one of us returns home was not there at all. Instead just a sad look. Something is very wrong.

      My wife and I ate with Chyna sitting beside me, but not much interest in what we were eating, highly unusual and then we went outside...Chyna got up to come with us, although not as energetic as usual and she went our and did her biz again. But instead of walking inside she laid at the door, I had to physically pick her up and carry her inside. My wife then called the emergency animal hospital and we took her in...her heartbeat normal, her vitals normal although we could see she was laboring some when breathing...abdominal was releaxed and all signs pointed to a good checkup. We had the blood test done and waited an hour for the results, during this time she progressively got worse. All work came back clean except one...there was an elevated level in Chyna's liver that couldn't be explained. Chyna was put on iv's and bloodpressure monitor...although she stablizied her O2 levels were dropping. Shortly after she went into cardiac arrest, after 15 minutes of CPR she was pronounced. I can't stand it!!! She's gone and I don't know why!? We had just run and played just 9 hours before and I don't get it.

      I know how each of you feel, it's been since losing my childhood dog that I've felt this way, we don't have any children as Chyna was our child and now I'm just lost without her under my feet under my desk, or stretching out by my leg at night.
    

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By aprilia250 on 2007-12-28
Post ID: 106

    After reading many of the posts here, I would like to add mine.  I can say I had the worst Christmas ever in my life this past week.  I arrived home from my grandmothers and both of my boys were fine(one husky/dalmatian, one black lab/dalmatian)jumping around and barking as they always do when I come home.

    About a hour or so later my husky(willie)came to lay beside me in my office.  I did notice a slight rasp in his breathing, but other than that he was fine.  20 minutes later he started to cough up a white foamy substance that led to him vomiting up his dinner.  I thought maybe he ate too fast and it didn't agree with him.  I let him out to let the rest of it out in the yard.  I checked on him a few minutes later and he was laying where he normally does when he is out.

    I approached him and he had a weird breathing, it wasn't like he was choking or anything, but like a bronchitis breathe.  I picked him up and brought him inside where he laid down and started to extend his neck as if you were rubbing his throat.  he started to have more of the white foamy stuff come out of his mouth at that time.

    He then got up and walked over to the front door rug, laid down and with 2 large gasps for air, he was gone.  All of this happened in 35 minutes or so and I don't think he would've made it to the vet.

    I don't understand what happened and what could cause this.  He was very healthy and had a appointment at the vet on the 27th for a checkup.  He will be missed dearly as he was one of my beloved children.  Jeff
  

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By sedwards21 on 2007-12-24
Post ID: 181

      I lost my Yorkie, Maxwell Smart, suddenly on December 20, 2007.  He was happy and healthy when I left for work and when I got home he was terribly sick with what appeared to be a stomach problem.  He was thposting up bile and his legs were stiffening.  In the morning I called the vet and took him in they immediately put him on antibiotic IV's. By 4:30 am he had passed away.   He was gravely ill so quickly.  They say it must have been an infection that quickly went to his brain and entire body.  At Thanksgiving he had a bite that looked odd it was perfectly round the size of a dime.  I took him in and he had been on antibiotics from that (we thought was a flea bite) He had only been off antibiotics for 5 days when this happened.  Could it have been from that odd bite?  Could it be from a case of dog food that I bought at Cosco recently? (Pedigree canned) I am devastated, has anyone had this type of thing happen.

      Any info would be appreciated.
      Sharon
    

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By psychoduckee on 2007-12-24
Post ID: 182
My baby girl "shilo" died in her sleep last night. Today is Christmas Eve.  She was only 10 months old. She was half teacup and half chihuahua and totally healthy and happy.  We awoke to find her asleep and stiff and cold.  Please shed some light on what could have caused her to leave us so suddenly and unexpectedly! Thank you.

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By atomicadamji on 2007-12-14
Post ID: 177
Just an update- I spoke to our vet about Zsa Zsa and what happened to her.  She said that dogs can get an embolism (sp?) like people can from a long flight.  Zsa Zsa has always gone everywhere with us and we never knew this.  Airlines have a rule about not taking dogs out of their carriers on flights (we've been caught a couple of times and they are not happy) so we leave her in the bag for the flight.  Just be aware if you fly your dog under the seat that this can happen.

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By iampro on 2007-12-12
Post ID: 176
Socialization is very important with all working breeds, not just Rottweilers, because all working breeds are prey-oriented.  Breeds such as Rottweilers have a very high prey drive: watching children run and play can trigger that prey drive.  Also important is to teach the pup to control himself: not to bite or bark.  There are some good books about training Rottweiler puppies and they can help you teach him the right things from the very start.  At no time should you scream or kick your dog, as this will make him fearful or aggressive, and, dangerous.

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By DOLLRSNSENSE on 2007-12-04
Post ID: 92
We just lost our young 7 yr old chihuahua suddenly and without warning.  She was bought at a pet store, not because we waned a dog, we just went in to see the pets.  She stuck in our minds the rest of the day.  Without speaking we pulled into the parking lot of this pet store and made a deal and took her as a puppy home.  She suffered greatly before 24 hrs had even passeed and althouh she could never realy recover, we made her the center of our lives for nearly 7 years.  Now that she recently passed, leaving behind four 4-week old pups, I miss her so as if she  was always here.  Pups now regard me fully as Mom, but it is sometimes so little comfort.  Please DO NOT EVER BUY FROM A PET STORE.  The short life and the heartache it will bring to you and to your family is not worth it.  This tiny little dog's life haunts me and will for many years to come.  What we thought was to be one of our family, left too soo only to become what our family will try keep others from the same suffering. The Puppy Mills are strictly for  monetary gain not anything else.  Your state courts cannot protect you or reimburse you.  No one ia on your side so please, DO NOT PATRIONIZISE these places.Why else would they sell you a "purepred" puppy and not pay for its immediate emergency care.

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By homanme on 2007-12-01
Post ID: 105

    This morning I googled "sudden pet death cause" and came upon this post. Last night I came home from my brother's wrestling tournament and my normally very boisterous girls were not barking from the backyard or the house. I walked inside and they weren't scratching at the door to get in. I opened the basement door and the little one, Annie, kinda just crept in and laid down. I started yelling for my 6 y/o lab/pit mix Daisy thinking she was stalking a bunny.

    I yelled and yelled and opened the outside door moving to the side for Annie but little Annie didn't move to go outside. That's when I knew something was really wrong. I flipped on the back deck light and saw Daisy laying on her side in her favorite spot in the yard. I ran down to her and she was already in rigor. I ran inside and locked Annie in my bedroom in case something was outside. I called my Dad and my neighbor and went outside and just started shrieking. I felt the weight of a thousand worlds collide on my heart. I just shrieked and shrieked for Daisy.

    My dad walked me inside and went back with a flashlight to look at Daisy. He came in and examined Annie who had blood on her collar. From the looks of things, it was as if Annie laid down next to Daisy while she died. I think Daisy bit Annie's ear as it is a little puffy but Annie was so sweet to Daisy so I hardly think it mattered.

    The last few days, Daisy seemed to be sleeping more but I attributed it to colder weather and "winter snoozing." The last 2 days, Annie would go up to Daisy and nuzzle her ear and Daisy would just roll over in complacency which is so atypical. Daisy was a healthy, strong girl who loved to go camping and every week we did a hearty hike and she ran around with Annie and never showed any tiredness or distress.

    Daddy and my neighbor Will buried Daisy last night. It was below freezing and they wanted to make sure she wasn't left in the cold. Yesterday morning, she snuggled up in my arms (as she does most mornings) and seemed just fine when I came home about 3 to feed and play with them before I left for the wrestling tournament. The fact that she passed after I left and in her favorite spot makes me think she knew it was to happen.

    She was such an "old soul." She taught me so much especially during those tough years of finishing undergrad and going through graduate school. She was such a faithful companion, sitting on the bed as I typed up papers late in the night, going spastic waiting for her lead to be attached to go on a walk, sitting patiently as little children pulled on her ears and nuzzled her neck.

    Daisy and Annie only knew each other 5 months but I'm so happy to have loved them both. I don't know if I could've taken such a loss without having Annie curled up next to me. Love your pets everyday and tell them as much.

    maire
  

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By atomicadamji on 2007-11-28
Post ID: 98
As many of you I came to this site looking for an explanation for what happened to our beloved 4lb. Yorkie Zsa Zsa.  As I live in one part of the country and my wife in another, until next month when my wife moves here, my wife came out for Thanksgiving and brought Zsa Zsa with her.  Zsa Zsa was we estimate 8-10 years old (she came from a shelter) and we have had her for about three years.  Yesterday my wife and Zsa Zsa flew back to DC.  We had noticed that Zsa Zsa seemed a little older, a little less active, and had lost a little weight.  Normal signs of aging to us and otherwise she was playful and happy.  The trip did seem to be a bit rough on her but she has flown many times with us.  My wife called from home late last night to say that Zsa Zsa seemed to be panting a lot.  We tried to look information up online but could not find much info.  We discussed the possibilities of what could be happening.  She occasionally would have panting spells but usually in warm weather.  We thought she might be stressed or in some pain from arthritis flare up due to the long flight.  My wife decided to give her a little calm dog (an herbal remedy).  This seemed to calm down the panting and she seemed to go to sleep.  However a short time later my wife checked her again and she was gone.  We have a million theories for what could have happened but also decided not to do a necropsy as I culdn't stand the thought of someone cutting her open.  My best guess is heart failure of some sort.  We are crushed and it helps so much to find this site.  TO see that others have experienced the same thing and to stop blaming ourselves for what happens.  For this reason I felt it important to post Zsa Zsa'a story for future readers in need.

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By jschlarman on 2007-11-26
Post ID: 97
I would really like to talk to you about what happend with  your dog, as i am writing this i am shaking, the EXACT same thing happend to my beloved shepherd mix this very past weekend.  my story is so much like yours it scares me.  Gordon was fine that morning and then gone by 10:00 pm on the 23rd.  i thought it was just old age (he would have been 10 in Feb) now i just don't know.  please contact me at jschlarman@woh.rr.com

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By ncsflynn on 2007-11-20
Post ID: 101

    It was just past midnight into the morning hours of Tuesday, Nov 20, 2007.  Riley, a beautiful German Shepherd mix, passed away.  Although she was around 11 years old, the worst that she ever truly experienced in her older years was stiff joints.  My boyfriend and I regularly watch Riley and she truly felt like a part of our family as well.  Yesterday morning, she was walking around, playing with her favorite ball, and showing all of the energy and playfulness that she always has.

    Sometime in the evening, she began to be very reclusive.  She had the saddest eyes and her ears were back.  We would call to her, go to her and pet her, and she would then move to another position.  She would sit or lay down in parts of the house that she never would be in before.  Riley is naturally independent, and although we would check in on her every now and again, it wasn't completely out of the norm for her to decide to be by herself.

    By the end of the evening, I decided to stay up with her a little while.  She came into my office and laid down; then she moved into the bathroom.  My boyfriend and I were talking about how different she was acting, and then we heard a thump.  We immediately ran into the bathroom, and found that she was lying on her side, and trying to pull herself back up.  We immediately called our friends, Riley's family, and got into the car to drive her to meet up with them.  I was terrified that she would move on without her family being able to say good-bye.

    I can't tell you the complete sadness that I experienced on the way to meet with them.  I held her head up and there were moments where I thought that she was going to be okay, but she never once attempted to get up.  I kept reminding her that she was a good girl, that we loved her, that she had to hang on until her mom and dad got there.  I kept holding her head up, trying to look into her eyes, trying to keep her distracted from what I knew she was getting ready to do.

    We finally got to where we always meet up -- I was terrified that we only had a few moments, and then Riley's tongue became listless and hung out of the side of her mouth.  I tried to move her tongue to where it should be, but it would fall back out.  I could feel my heart breaking with every minute that passed.

    Riley's mom and dad got there and were able to say good-bye; we followed them to the vet, and along the way to the vet, Riley passed on.  When they stepped out of the car at the vet's and I saw her, I couldn't comprehend that the dog that I knew from college, who was one of the smartest and sweetest dogs, who seemed more human than most people, and was maternal and caretaking for her family through and through, had passed on.  I can't tell you how much harder it hurts today then it did earlier this morning.  I was there for those last few moments, and although I know that it may have been her time, it still seems so very, very surreal.  Riley literally expressed her emotions in her face, her doggie smile and doggie eyes.  Riley loved people, she loved her toys, and she loved to sit out in the back and watch leaves, she loved to sit in the dining room with the window open and watch the neighbors walk by, and she loved, loved, to chase squirrels.

    I only want to see her pop around the corner into the office with her stuffed soccer ball.

    -- Love you Riley.
    -- Natalie and Jason
  

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By roverbegood on 2007-11-18
Post ID: 96

    I was doing research  on a few quite obscure canine disease and came across this website http://www.allaboutchagasdisease.com/

    It is dedicated entirely to the deadly disease of dogs and humans called Chagas' disease.  The disease destroyes your dog's heart muscle and may cause sudden and unexplained death.  18 million people in Latin and Central America are currently infected and are carrier of the disease.  From what I read it appears that it is not a disease to be taken lightly.  At least 400 dogs have died from Chagas disease in Texas, yet these are only the cases that were discovered and reported.  Ask your veterinarian to do a Chagas disease test on your animals, and you will likely be told that it’s "not necessary".

    May you never have to experience the pain of losing a loved one to Chagas’s

    Protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. T. cruzi is commonly transmitted to humans and other mammals by an insect vector, the blood-sucking insects.
  

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By steersbylitning on 2007-11-14
Post ID: 95

    We just lost our little Sheltie, Libby, this past Monday.  She was a rescue dog -- her age was unknown, but the vet guesstimated she was around 12.  Although she had some age-related problems like arthritis, she was full of energy as always.

    I got home from work at my usual time on Monday.  Libby and our collie boy Aidan were, as usual, clamoring for their evening meal, which they both ate, with gusto.

    After they ate, both dogs went upstairs after the cat, who had been enjoying a saucer of milk while they ate their dinner.

    I called them downstairs to go for a walk.

    They both ran downstairs.  I turned away for a minute, to turn off the radio, and when I turned back, Libby was lying on her side.

    I looked to see if she was breathing, but couldn't see her fur moving up and down rhythmically as it should have.  I put my ear to her side - at first I thought I heard a faint heartbeat, but it was my own heart beating that I heard.

    She twitched once or twice and made a tiny sound, and she was gone.

    No warning, no nothing.  The day was perfectly normal in all ways up until the moment she died.

    I called my husband to come back (a 5-minute walk) and he picked her up; she was limp in his arms.

    I called the vet and arranged to take her over there.  The vet came out with his stethoscope, and confirmed what I already knew.

    I thought about doing a necropsy, but it's likely that she had a heart attack or a stroke, or threw a clot.  I don't think she suffered - at least I hope not.

    And at least she waited until I got home.

    We're stunned; simply stunned.  The house is way too quiet now.

    Debbie
  

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By jenprds on 2007-10-29
Post ID: 88
On October 25,2007 my little love Sarafina passed away...I came home on my lunch break with a co-worker we were sitting at the table eating and I can hear Sarafina wimpering here and there I turned around and she walked over to me and sat next to my feet,I didn't think anything of it then I just assumed she had to potty, we got up and went out to the back yard walking around and I was talking to my co-worker about my yard and all of a sudden I heard loud disturbing yelping from inside by the time I made it inside I walked past the hall and found Sarafina lying on her ride side with her tongue sticking out it was grey and she was gasping for air, her little heart was beating fast I kept calling her name and was rubbing her heart and I was giving her cpr but she was still gasping her chocolate baby eyes were so round dark and watery she wasn't looking at me I got up grabbed the phone called mother and was hysterically crying my co-worker told me to wrap her up and take her back to work with us so the doctor we work for can give her something for pain because her heart was just beating but she was gasping she said Sarafina was in pain by the time we got to our job which is seven minutes her baby heart had stopped her body was warm and her eyes were alittle closed,I called my brother and told him and I got home got out of the car and just held her in my arms and cried I put her in my favorite blanket that she loved sleeping in and just craddled her in my arms, when I finally stopped crying hysterically which felt like forever I opened up the blinds in the guy room and the sun was strong I put her in her spot where she loved sun bathing and just cried  I walked back to the hallway and noticed she had peed right outside the bathroom almost a foot away from where she had collapsed and looking at the pattern I now know she was looking for me and was confused and scared and it kills me thinking about it everytime she came to me when I was at the table to be right with me she was yelping loud for me because she was scared and in pain,her baby heart was beating for awhile while she was losing every breath she had in her...she was my life she had been through hell and back and had alot of adventrous times.She died six days before her 15th birthday.My friends and family mamebers are trying to console me and tell me she was not in pain but I know she was and I know she was scared.I got her a month and a half after she was born "Me Halloween Goul" she's my shadow my sunshine my diary my bestfriend my baby girl. Sarafina was my life next to my eight year old daughter everyday since then randomly with in the days it hits me and I can't believe that she is gone, we buried her in our backyard with her red balled ball my daughter made a cross out of chocolate fudge bars.I just want answers yes, I know she was old but I want answers and as long and agonizing with  this web search  thing I have going on it's hopless...I'm not grateful but I'm...I don't know I was home with her when it happened but I'm just relieved in the sense that she knows I was with her :(

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By jenprds on 2007-10-29
Post ID: 90
On October 25,2007 my little love Sarafina passed away...I came home on my lunch break with a co-worker we were sitting at the table eating and I can hear Sarafina wimpering here and there I turned around and she walked over to me and sat next to my feet,I didn't think anything of it then I just assumed she had to potty, we got up and went out to the back yard walking around and I was talking to my co-worker about my yard and all of a sudden I heard loud disturbing yelping from inside by the time I made it inside I walked past the hall and found Sarafina lying on her ride side with her tongue sticking out it was grey and she was gasping for air, her little heart was beating fast I kept calling her name and was rubbing her heart and I was giving her cpr but she was still gasping her chocolate baby eyes were so round dark and watery she wasn't looking at me I got up grabbed the phone called mother and was hysterically crying my co-worker told me to wrap her up and take her back to work with us so the doctor we work for can give her something for pain because her heart was just beating but she was gasping she said Sarafina was in pain by the time we got to our job which is seven minutes her baby heart had stopped her body was warm and her eyes were alittle closed,I called my brother and told him and I got home got out of the car and just held her in my arms and cried I put her in my favorite blanket that she loved sleeping in and just craddled her in my arms, when I finally stopped crying hysterically which felt like forever I opened up the blinds in the guy room and the sun was strong I put her in her spot where she loved sun bathing and just cried  I walked back to the hallway and noticed she had peed right outside the bathroom almost a foot away from where she had collapsed and looking at the pattern I now know she was looking for me and was confused and scared and it kills me thinking about it everytime she came to me when I was at the table to be right with me she was yelping loud for me because she was scared and in pain,her baby heart was beating for awhile while she was losing every breath she had in her...she was my life she had been through hell and back and had alot of adventrous times.She died six days before her 15th birthday.My friends and family mamebers are trying to console me and tell me she was not in pain but I know she was and I know she was scared.I got her a month and a half after she was born "Me Halloween Goul" she's my shadow my sunshine my diary my bestfriend my baby girl. Sarafina was my life next to my eight year old daughter everyday since then randomly with in the days it hits me and I can't believe that she is gone, we buried her in our backyard with her red balled ball my daughter made a cross out of chocolate fudge bars.I just want answers yes, I know she was old but I want answers and as long and agonizing with  this web search  thing I have going on it's hopless...I'm not grateful but I'm...I don't know I was home with her when it happened but I'm just relieved in the sense that she knows I was with her :(

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By snowmobily on 2007-10-28
Post ID: 87

      I lost my best friend, a 15 year old Border Collie.  Her name was "Sparky", she was my bright shining star.  She died on Tuesday 16th October.  I was going out to give her her morning breakfast and she never came to the sound which was odd, I looked for her and found her lying still beside the pond, whilst she was still breathing, I knew that she was gravely ill.
      I raced her to the vet, they took tests, she struggled all day.  Her temp was up very high and the tests showed that she had an overwhelming infection. After antibiotics and pain relief and a full day of struggle and uncertainty, I took her home at 5pm and she died at 7.30 pm.  Not peacefully.  Like another reported here that she let out a death howl many times and was paddelling with her feet. I was caught in a situation that I couldnt get her to the vet to ease her passing as we wouldnt make it. I believe it was her heart as xrays some months prior indicated an enlarged heart but the vets ensured me that she would suffer no effects.  I know that there is nothing I can do to help sparky now, but I kick myself thinking I let her down. I share in everyones grief on this page.  I ache every minute of every day.  She was my joy. Love ya sparky... Thanks for being you.
    

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By J_Man_La on 2007-10-25
Post ID: 175

      I'm sorry to hear this. I just lsot my little dog and feel the same. I feel like my world has ended and that i just do not want to go on without him. He was just 7, about to turn 8. A pomeranian named Cubbie. I want him back so bad that I would do anything to get him back.

      We did get another dog the next day. The pain of waking up without our "little man" in the house was too much. He is helping somewhat. It's really weird though that this new dog is acting so much like our other one. He seemed to know his way around the house from the momnet we sat him down and he paper trained himself overnight. He'd probably be going outside if we let him. There's just too many things that make it look like it's NOT a coincidence. If I'm just reading too much into it, I'd rather think otherwise.

      Maybe for you as well, if you can see your other dog in the eyes of a new one, it might help. I don't know what I believe when it comes to all that, but I know it is a comfort to think at least part of him has come back in a new body. We're asked to believe so much in our life, why can't that happen as well?
    

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By J_Man_La on 2007-10-24
Post ID: 89

      My little pomeranian died this past Friday (10/19/07). I'm lost and can not stop crying when I think about him. He was the best dog I ever had. His name was Cubbie and he was 7 years old. He was 2 months away from his birthday.

      There were no signs of any heart problems that the vet detected. He always got a clean bill of health aside from a bad leg and a problem with his back. He had a disc that would aggrivate him from time to time. So this was un expected.

      He was fine all day and playing as usual. He was jumping around and everything. My mom had let him in from outside and he thought someone was at the door. He ran and barked and she showed him that nobody was there. He turned away and went to get some water. He fell over at teh water bowl and was dead instantly. The vet didn't know what it could be but said he was 100% sure it was his heart.

      So why didn't this come up in blood tests or anything? He had just had his shots 3 weeks earlier. Why did he have to die? He still had maybe 8 or more years to be with us.
    

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By rupertforever on 2007-10-18
Post ID: 86

      This last Tuesday, 10-16-07, we lost our friend Fysha.  She was a young, normally healthy husky/lab mix that we think was around 4 years old.  We had rescued her from abandonment by an elderly neighbor almost 2 years ago.  She was beautiful, kind, and our 8yr old son loved her dearly.  It was so sudden that we had thought that she had been bitten or poisoned, but there were no signs of injury or trauma.  That morning she was playing with our other dog, Brewster, as normal and she ate as if nothing was wrong.  When my son got home from school and we were giving the dogs their afternoon treats, she was lying on her side breathing heavily and acting tired.  She ate the treat and moved around a little bit.  My husband and I decided to watch her a bit and take her to the vet if this continued, for she usually was perky.  An hour or so later, while I was at the store, my husband called to say that she was dead. She looked like she was lying there just as she normally would to chew on a treat, it was still between her paws like she was guarding it from Brewster. We were in shock and not sure how to tell our son. We had no previous warning of a problem,and no idea what could have killed her so fast. It has been emotional and sad these past few days.  We cry at the thought of her,dying so young and mysteriously.  Now, reading this site and comments, it has given a little insight into what might have happened.  We'll never be sure, but our hearts go out to all those here and anywhere a loved dog passes on.
      In memory of Fysha, she was a good dog. We'll miss her.

      Ruth, Tim, and Nick
    

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By jhalaby44 on 2007-10-17
Post ID: 85

      I lost my 10 year old White Standard poodle this AM.  Her name was Gabi-Jo.  She died early this AM and my vet thinks it was probably cardiac arrhythmia that comes on when they are sleeping.  She had never been sick a day in her life. I am going to miss her deeply but this is my 8th dog, and the youngest, that has passed on.  We have to believe that they are in a better place, we might not think so as we miss them so much, but God can take care of her from now on.  I have entrusted Gabi-Jo to his care as she was an angel.

      joann
    

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By julie_glick on 2007-09-07
Post ID: 174

      What happened today to my little Max brought me to this website.  I feel helpless and devastated.  This morning I brought my Max to work with me - he was a 2.5 year old 4 lb. Maltese. He was happy and playful - greeted my receptionist - then all of the sudden just went limp.  I grabbed him, but his tongue was sticking out and his eyes were closing. I ran with him outside - screaming - he was limp and his eyes wide open - I just moved to NYC, so I didn't even know where to go.  Someone told me where the animal hospital was - we got there and I gave him to the dr.  After some time, she told me they tried to revive him, but he was not alive.

      I am so confused and upset.  Rethinking our steps - did he eat something wrong?  Was something wrong with his internal self? It happened out of nowhee and so suddenly. I am having them do an autopsy because I just can't live without knowing what happened to my little baby.  It is surreal.

      Julie
    

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By davval on 2007-09-02
Post ID: 180

      Hi
      Last night my 4 year old Lhasa Apso Lucy was sitting on my lap as normal but then She let out a long howl and just died. She was a strong,loyal, healthy and intelligent dog and we have no idea what happened to her. She had her dinner 1/2 hour before and she seemed happy enough. She was annoying and full of energy and personality and we always knew she was around. We got her to keep our other frail blind epileptic 5yo Lhasa company, We always thought Sasha would have a limited life span. Go figure!  We will miss you heaps Lucy-Lou. xoxoxo
    

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By egbife on 2007-08-29
Post ID: 173
I had one that was 16, She had bad hips. Rymadil (sp) really helps but can affect their liver. You can also try hip and joint supplements that human's use that you can buy at Walgreens. I eventually had her put to sleep and it almost killed me. I had another one many years ago that lived to be 13.  Now I have my 5th OES and she will be 2 in Oct.  she has finally settled into being a really good dog.  I would never have any other dog.  Good luck with your dog I hope you have luck with dog and enjoy many years with him/her

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By Jaxxx4yahere on 2007-08-26
Post ID: 179

      Lastnight my 4 year old Jack Russell Terrier Zack died suddenly.  I was visiting my family about an hour away.  My fiance' said he came home, let my boys out (we also have a 5 year old jack russell named Oz) and about 1 minute later he stepped outside to find my Zack lying on his side.  He went to him and lied down next to him.  He said he was in a pool of liquid not moving except for his eyes.  Zack passed away within 2 minutes of being happy jumping and wagging his tail.

      I couldn't believe it when I returned home and saw him.  My heart broke and I began vomiting.  I loved him more than anything I have ever loved.  He would follow my everywhere.  I don't think that he was ever more than inches from my side when I was at home.  I can't imagine how you get over a loss like this.  I am completely devastated.  I can't eat or sleep and I haven't stopped crying.  I miss him so much already.

      He was never sick.  My other JRT, Oz has had some problems though.  I am so worried that Oz will suffer the same fate.  I can't help but think that maybe I did something.  Maybe I missed a sign that Zack had something wrong.  I was searching on the net for causes of sudden death and I found this sight.  I had no idea that this happened so often.  Why? WHY? WHY?!!!
      I don't think I will ever get over this.  It hurts so much right now.  I keep obsessing over whether he suffered or not.

      Finding this website to tell my story and read others was a good thing but I can't say it helped.  I am still hurting more than I have ever hurt before.  I do feel comforted by knowing that there are so many of us who know it is not "JUST A DOG". Zack was my baby, my best friend and the love of my life.  He will forever by missed.
    

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By wendy on 2007-08-24
Post ID: 178

      For "budflip" who posted  on  Monday, August 20, 2007 about the loss of your dog:
      I found these posts while trying to make some sense out of the sudden death of my much loved dog.
      We lost our shar-pei/lab mix (Scully) on Saturday August 11th to sudden death. We adopted her from the local shelter 2 months ago. We fell in love. She had a rough life (was 9 yrs old) and we also talked about how cute she was, and how she just fit in perfectly with our family. We left town for a business trip and she stayed with good friends who are awesome dog owners. I wanted to call to check on her every minute. I felt guilty about leaving her for the first time since we got her. The day after we left, our friends called to tell us that she passed away in her sleep. She was up playing with the other dogs at 5:30 am, had a walk, and when they returned from lunch, she was dead. When we adopted her, the vet said she had an irregularly slow heartbeat, and I just thought, "oh great, I'm already in love with this cute creature, and now she's not going to be with us long". I thought at least a year, but we only got 2 months with her. We are also both devastated. We both got hooked on this dog instantly, and then she was taken away from us. After 2 weeks I'm still feeling absolutely horrible. My Husband almost had to check me into the local hospital during the week after it happened. I'm really thinking twice about EVER having another pet so that I don't have to go through this again. I didn't even get to say goodbye to her.
      Feel free to email me if you want to share more (wendy@eboucher.com). That goes for anyone else reading this forum who is saddened by the loss of your dog.
    

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By budflip on 2007-08-20
Post ID: 172
Two years ago this month, we purchased two puppies...a chocolate lab named Yogi and a german shephard named Boo.  They grew up together.  They were best frinds.  This morning, Boo woke me as usual by licking and pawing at my face.  She played with Yogi for a while before my husband took them outside to their fenced in play area.  I looked at Boo before she went outside, thinking to myself how cute she is.  My husband filled their bowls and played with them.  Boo was doing her happy Butt-in-the-air romp as they played.  I was folding clothes in the bedroom not even 15 minutes later, and I looked outside and she was lying on her left side as if she was sleeping.  My chocolate lab was sniffing and pawing at her.  I got a sick feeling.  I ran outside to find her dead...her tongue hanging out and blue.  Her beautiful bpostn eyes open.  That was at 10;30.We buried her at 4:00 in the rain with her laser toy and bone.  My Yogi is wandering around the house lost.  I feel like thposting up.  My husband is breaking down every few minutes and my daughter is devastated.  What the hell happened?  She was my baby. I'm in shock.  Why does something so beautiful enter your life only to be ripped away?        Love you, Boostie.....Rest in peace.

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By cassandra on 2007-08-13
Post ID: 167

      This is a post for those who suffer from chronic pain so severe that they can't work.  Over 50 million people suffer from chronic pain due to back, leg and hip problems, chemotherapy,
      amputation, diabetes, facial nerve problems, HIV infections, multiple sclerosis, shingles and spine surgery.  Iraqi War Veterans  returning from the Iraq War are suffering from chronic
      pain from various causes. These brave soldiers will often require caring pain specialists.   There are a number of ways to treat neuropathic pain that occurs when nerves are injured, cut or damaged, including oral medications to more aggressive techniques such as spinal cord stimulation.  Of course, every patient is different and requires an individual pain treatment plan.  The Race Against Pain website (http://www.RaceAgainstPain.com) provides a number of services for pain sufferers and their families, including opportunities to interactively  share their stories and information with fellow pain patients, and finding a pain specialist near where they live.

      The story about Roman and his Race Against Pain is a testament to the human spirit, and the ability of a man, like thousands of other people, to win the race against chronic, debilitating
      pain.
    

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By maurice_ch909 on 2007-08-13
Post ID: 168

      Nissanrules,

      Thanks for the excellent post.  It's a shame that many homeowners or organizers of parking lot car washes may not realize the effects of untreated car wash affluent on local water quality.  (Information on the Fish Toxicity Study and car wash fundraisers is available at http://www.bpostnbearcarwash.com and http://www.carcarecentral.com.)

      Detergents and surface residue from driveway or parking lot car washes generally runs directly into the nearest storm drain. Most storm drains are designed to carry excess rainwater into nearby waterways without any additional cleaning of that water. Storm water run off is the most common
      source of pollution of streams, rivers, lakes, oceans and inlets, and can have a devastating effect on aquatic life.

      In one Seattle study, fish toxicity tests were performed using a water runoff sample collected from a fund-raising car wash event held in a parking lot and compared against a simulated run-off sample that was potable. The car wash runoff sample caused 100 percent mortality of fish in all dilution steps tested, while all the fish survived in the potable
      water. Detergents, including those that are biodegradable, can be harmful to fish by destroying their protective mucus membranes. In addition, detergents can damage fish gills and wash away natural oils that help fish absorb oxygen.

      Under the federal Clean Water Act, a commercial car wash can't send their dirty water into storm drains. The water must be discharged into a separate sanitary sewer or treated and recycled.

      Practical solutions to reduce the impact of driveway or parking lot car wash runoff into storm drains include:

      -- Wash vehicles on permeable surfaces, such as gravel driveways or on lawns, to allow waste water to be filtered through the soil instead of running directly into storm drains and streams;
      -- Use a bucket of water and a sponge for washing a car at home, and dispose of the dirty water in a sink, toilet or other sanitary sewer;
      -- Block off the storm drain during a fundraising car wash event, and use an insert to collect the water. Dispose of the soapy water onto the grass or landscaping to provide filtration.
    

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By radomir_slava on 2007-08-13
Post ID: 169

      I agree that Nissan makes great cars, but it also nice to know that others are not doing bad at all :-)

      For example, the 2008 Subaru Forester received the highest NHTSA (U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) crash test ratings receiving five stars.  And when it comes to safety, the Subaru Forester is again leading the way.  Plus, all-wheel drive and  vehicle dynamics control (VDC), give drivers confidence, control, and peace of mind.  VDC is installed on all turbo models equipped with automatic transmission, such as 2.5XT Limited and Sports 2.5XT models. VDC is a highly sophisticated stability control system helps to maintain vehicle control under various driving conditions.
    

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By instantchemistry on 2007-08-13
Post ID: 170

      Just wanted to let you know guys that while NASA engineers were preparing to launch the Space Shuttle Endeavour, BMW of North America and NASA successfully completed an eight-week test of the BMW Hydrogen 7 -- the first-ever hydrogen-powered luxury sedan.

      The same high energy density of liquid hydrogen that allows the space shuttle to be accelerated into space is used to power the
      BMW Hydrogen 7. Using hydrogen as a fuel can potentially reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent!

      The car comes equipped with an internal combustion engine capable of running on either liquid hydrogen or gasoline and is based on the BMW 760Li. The V12 cylinder engine delivers 260 hp; the top speed of the Hydrogen 7 is 143 mph and
      acceleration 0-60 mph is 9.2 sec. When driving in hydrogen mode, emissions of the BMW Hydrogen 7 are virtually nothing but water vapor.  The car also has a high-tech vacuum super-insulated hydrogen tank in which liquid hydrogen can be stored at the extremely low temperature of -423 degrees Fahrenheit (-253 degrees Celsius) for a long period of time -- the same insulating effect as a 17-meter-thick layer of Styrofoam.

      One hundred BMW Hydrogen 7s have been built, and 25 are
      used in test programs in the US. The cars have already covered more than 1.3 million miles in test programs around the globe.
    

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By dakotavargas on 2007-08-13
Post ID: 171

      Are you concerned about recent dog food recalls?  I have always been suspicious about all those "funny" ingredients in common dog treats.  Here is a healthy alternative:  Eat Your Veggies is made from 100% human grade dehydrated vegetables such as sweet potato, carrots, potato, peas, broccoli and green beans along with 4 digestive herbs. Eat Your Veggies is free of preservatives, chemicals and coloring agents. Dehydration is the best method of preserving the natural nutrients in food, making this the best choice, over frozen or canned vegetables, for natural healthy eating. As a result, Eat Your Veggies is high in protein and fiber.

      Because dogs have been eating vegetables since the beginning of their evolution, Eat Your Veggies is a natural alternative. Eat Your Veggies is easy to prepare and ready in minutes. Simply boil water, steep vegetable supplement, cool and serve with a healthy dry food or in a home cooked meal.

      It provides dogs with the essential vitamins and minerals that have been found to be minimal in current manufactured dog foods.

      This healthy supplement was found on fatcathappydog.com
    

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By kamal_sidhu16 on 2007-08-12
Post ID: 164
on july30 2007 my 3yr old healthy lab went for a walk was chased by some dogs probably got a very small bite aswell and within minutes collapsed on the street dead .he was very energetic with a healthy appetite for food aswell as life.it is such ashock for me i am not able to come to come to terms with his death. i have so many regrets .he went too soon so many yrs more we could have had together .so many things left undone and unsaid.

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By techx4 on 2007-08-12
Post ID: 166
On 7/23/07 my wife and I lost our precious Katie. She was a beautiful pure bred golden retriever and was just a few weeks over 1 year old. Katie was simply playing with my wife in our living room, and she just fell over and died suddenly. We tried CPR but could not revive her, we took her to the vet which was 15-20 mins away but there was nothing they could do, she was gone. We were, and still are, completely devastated. We have no kids or other pets, she was our first puppy and we loved her very very much. The vet did NOT tell us that if we wanted an autopsy we would have had to decide the night we brought her in, as they freeze the body which damages the tissues. So we will never know why it happened but there will always be a big place in our hearts for her. For more on her story and photos, see here: http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/golden-retriever-rainbow-bridge/18838-our-beloved-katie-gone.html

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By marcinko4 on 2007-08-08
Post ID: 163
Thank god for finding this site!  Yesterday, we lost our almost 11 year old Bouvier des Flandres, Bear.  Bear had some minor medical problems but for the most part was in great shape for his age and size.  I volunteer for the American Bouvier Rescue League and also have another female Bouvier named Marge.  Yesterday, I was volunteering for ABRL at an animal event.  When I got up, Bear was on the floor in front of the bed.  Not unusual...what was unusual was he did not want to get up and go out.  I took Marge out and go their breakfast together...he did not want to eat.  I then tried the ultimate trick....jiggle the leash...he got up and came to the door.  We walked up the block, he did his business, came back in the house, drank a 1/2 bowel of water and went to lay in his spot.  I knew there was something different about him but I didn't believe it to be catasrophic.  It was almost like he told me to go and he would take care of things.  I kissed him on his nose, told him  he was in charge, take care of Marge and I would see him later.  When my husband returned from work later in the day, he found him gone on the living room floor...Marge was in the corner watching over him.  It was just like he was sleeping.  After several hours of blaming myself, I found this site.  I thank god I did.  Now I know it was his time.  Bless you all and I know exactly how you feel.

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By alicia_3465 on 2007-08-07
Post ID: 162

      Most homeowners know by now that a fluorescent light is a big winner compared to a ordinary bulb.  Not only does it last up to 15 times longer, it also uses 75% less electricity! But did you know that there are new kinds of compact fluorescent  bulbs that fit most standard lighting fixtures and that are as warm and easy on the eyes as ordinary bulbs?

      Now, lest you get sticker shock when you go shopping fro these compact fluorescents, consider these facts.  To match the 10,000-hour lifespan of the fluorescent, you'd have to buy and install 8 to 10 ordinary bulbs.  Moreover, the compact fluorescent will save you money on your electic bill over its lifetime.  So, the compacts are a sound investment.

      However, I don't recommend that you install them in every fixture in your home.  In fact, do not use any fluorescent   bulb in a lighting fixture equipped with a dimmer or 3-way switch, as the reduced voltage is likely to damage the bulb.

      The best way to use compact fluorescent  is in those fixtures that you use all the time - a reading light in the living room, for example, or a much-used light in the kitchen.  That way you guarantee yourself a fast payback.
    

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By vikingschoice on 2007-08-06
Post ID: 158

      Yeah, stretching your dollars... Have you looked at new houses lately? I can remember when, if you took a thirty-year mortgage, you wondered if you'd last that long.  Now you wonder if the house will last that long.
      The first thing you learn when you buy a "handyman special" is, you don't live in the house.  You sleep in the house.  You live in the hardware store.  But after a while you get used to it.  We've had so many repairmen in our house, every bathroom has three towels: HIS, HERS, and GREESY.
      I live in Alaska.  Try to get help in this weather.  Last night at midnight I called up a furnace repairman.  I said,"The furnace conked out and I'm freezing to death."  He said, "Read two 'Playboys' and call me in the morning."
    

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By tjpitts10 on 2007-08-06
Post ID: 165
I hope you can help with my problem.  My daughter has had a pomeranian, Pebbles, since the dog was about 6 months old.  We think she may have come from a bad situation, possibly a puppy mill, because when she first got Pebbles if anyone in the house would talk loud it would scare the poor dog to death and my daughter would find her hiding and shaking.  She has had major problems with her peeing in the house.  When she first got her it took a long time to train her because she got scared so easily.  After months of on and off mishaps things were okay for a time.  Now she's acting like she's back to acting like she's never been trained at all.  You say something nice to her and she squats and pees for no reason.  We've went through the "good potty" routine, etc. but nothing seems to get her totally trained.  Any suggestions?  HELP!

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By bluebird_its on 2007-08-05
Post ID: 161

      Talking about stretching your dollars on the house...  Prepaying your mortgage can save you a fortune - perhaps even more than the proce of the home itself on a 30-year loan.  Make sure the terms of your mortgage allow prepayment (most do).  What you are prepaying is proncipal - the amount you originally borposted.  If you borposted $100,000, you will pay back $100,000 in proncipal whether you do it over 30 years or 15.  But every dollar of proncipall paid early cuts the interest you will pay, because on a mortgage, you pay interest only on a part of the principal that's outstanding.  So, the earlier you prepay, the more you save.
      Prepay any amount, monthly or sporadically, but keep the record.  Make principal prepayments by separate check and clearly mark them as such.  Even if you prepay principal one month, you'll still ow your regular monthly payments on the dates in your coupon book.  But once the principal has been paid, your payments will end entirely-years early. For instance, on $75,000 borposted over 30 years, $25 monthly prepayments will save $34,000 in interest and will end all payments more than 5 years early.  MOnthly prepayments of $100 would save $75,000 in interest and end payments more than 12 years early.  Prepayment creates similar savings on second mortgages and home-equity loans, too.
    

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By margaritab on 2007-08-01
Post ID: 157

      Hi, I lost my beautiful Collie Prince.  He was only 4 years old
      and very healthy.  He had just had a complete checkup last
      month.  I was in my pool when I heard him barking, I ran inside
      and he was laying on his side dead.  I could not believe it so
      I tried everything to wake him up.  His little tongue was outside and had turned blue.  I am so heartbroken I do not
      know what to do.  We miss him so, his sweetness and his
      gentleness were his greatest gift to us.

      I hope he is happy where he is, maybe with our other dogs
      that we have had over some time. he will be happy.

      I need to know more about instant death, he was so young and
      healthy.  My vet says he does not have an answer for me.  I
      meanwhile am so lonely and sad without him.

      Prince rest in peace,we shall meet again I promise.  Love you
      Mom & dad
    

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By barbydoll on 2007-07-23
Post ID: 156

      I feel very sorry for your Dane.  It may only be a cyst, in which case it can easily be removed.  Have you consult with your veterinarian?  It might be an osteosarcoma, a bone tumor very common in this breed.  In 80% of dogs the cancer spreads to lungs very quickly. The only treatment I know of is amputation of the affected leg, and this can only help if the cancer has not spread to other organs and works better for small breed dogs (they can hop on three legs).  Osteosarcoma does not respond to many cancer drugs, although cisplatin has been helpful in some cases and can increase the survival time to about 1 year from the time of diagnosis.
      There is a very high incidence of this type of cancer in Great Danes, so it might be gentic.  I lost a Dane with this condition.
    

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By Flanaganbj on 2007-07-22
Post ID: 150

      I just lost my little Scooter yesterday.  I feel like I am going to die myself.  I loved him so much and he really loved me.  Two weeks ago he was gnawing on a bone and began vomiting.  The Vet put him on antibiotics the next day.  Two days later he had a temp of 105.  He received IV antibiotics and antipyretics and seemed fine that night.  A couple days later same symptoms.  He was given a barium x-ray, lab work, etc.  No diagnosis was made so they gave him a shot of Atropine. Much better that night.  Appeared well the next day and appeared completely well the day after.  The next morning he could not walk, eat, drink, potty, nothing.  If I stood him down he would never move until I picked him up.  His heart beat felt so heavy and his breathing so light.  On Saturday about 5 pm on day 15 he breathed his last while in his crate.  I feel so guilty that I was not holding him.  Because of his up and down status I thought he would improve and I would take him back to the Vet on Monday.  How can anything hurt so deeply.  I will miss my little Scooter forever and always remember how he loved me and cried for me like a little baby.

      Heartbroken, Scooter's Nana
    

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By lauriek7 on 2007-07-22
Post ID: 160
We lost our 8-year old Airedale Terrier, Snickers, 4 days ago.  He was perfectly fine when I arrived home from work, but in less than 20 minutes I noticed something was wrong with him.  He was unable to walk, stumbling, breathing hard, and just sat down.  We rushed him to the emergency room, they performed CPR but were unable to revive him.  We are heartbroken.  Devasted.  I'm so very sorry for all of your loses.

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By ehusek on 2007-07-19
Post ID: 114

      I've been searching on the internet, trying to find a way to cope with the loss of our beloved husky.  We had him for 3 years and he's always been so happy and playful.  The last 3 weeks he's been sluggish and didn't want to eat, but since it was so hot, I thought it was weather related.  He got so bad that he was taken to the vet on Tuesday, where we were told he had an infection and lung cancer.  We brought him home and gave him medication for his infection.  He seemed to be doing better, but the next day he died suddenly.  We were so shocked and couldn't let him go.  He just laid there and we couldn't do anything.  It is so hard to let go of a loved one when they pass so suddenly and when they were with you every day.

      I sympathize with all of your losses and hope that time will heal all our wounds.
    

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By ehusek on 2007-07-19
Post ID: 144

    I've been searching on the internet, trying to find a way to cope with the loss of our beloved husky.  We had him for 3 years and he's always been so happy and playful.  The last 3 weeks he's been sluggish and didn't want to eat, but since it was so hot, I thought it was weather related.  He got so bad that he was taken to the vet on Tuesday, where we were told he had an infection and lung cancer.  We brought him home and gave him medication for his infection.  He seemed to be doing better, but the next day he died suddenly.  We were so shocked and couldn't let him go.  He just laid there and we couldn't do anything.  It is so hard to let go of a loved one when they pass so suddenly and when they were with you every day.

    I sympathize with all of your losses and hope that time will heal all our wounds.
  

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By blatt_jason on 2007-07-18
Post ID: 159

      I just want to say that I'm so glad I found this site and have been able to read all these stories from people who have experienced the same sudden loss and grief at the loss of a beloved friend and family member.

      As I was about to leave for work tonight, I received a call from home.  It was my sister.  She said my mother wanted to tell me something.  I immediately thought about my two dogs - a miniature schnauzer named Buddy Mo and my great Dane, Jack.  Considering the heat, I was almost certain she was going to say that something had happened to Jack.

      I was absolutely devastated when she told me our litte schnauzer, who was just 8, had just passed away moments ago.  She said he was barking, wagging his tell.  He ate as usual.  Everything was normal.  My brother-in-law stopped by and Mo, as always, began to bark...my god I am going to miss that voice...My mother said she noticed a few seconds later that he had stopped barking, she heard his crate rattle and raced over to him.  She didn't even have time to do anything...he let out a few short breaths and was gone.

      It's just so shocking and I haven't even begun to think how my dane will react.  They were like brothers.

      He was perfectly healthy.  No real signs of age.  All of his shots were updated.  He was walked on a leash and kept inside most of the time, so it seems unlikely he got into something.  It's just so hard not knowing.

      And the ride home from work was a long 30 minutes, even though I raced home.  I just wanted to be there for him.  I just wanted him to be there like always.

      The absence of the jingle of his collar is deafening.
    

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By bulliies_mom on 2007-07-14
Post ID: 155

      Although you probably know that a puppy up to 8 months of age can "hold it" as many hours as his age in months plus one, puppies need plenty of exercise and lots of opportunities to explore their surroundings.  Please don't forget this when you put your pup in the crate for hours.  Even if your pup manages to hang on longer than is good for him, you may be facing future disasters in the form of bladder stones.

      I believe four hours is the maximum time a dog should be left in a crate.  There is more to consider here than whether or not the dog will urinate in the house.  You need to consider his psychological needs and his need for exercise.  Dogs are complex creatures, and your intelligent pup cannot bear the deprivations that go along with being crated.  If you must keep your puppy in a crate for longer periods of time, be absolutely sure to exercise him before and after his confinement.  If this means getting up earlier in the morning to go for a walk with your Pom or Bully, please do so.
    

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By darlawes on 2007-07-12
Post ID: 154
We lost out 4 year old Saint Bernard Lab mix Chewy on Tuesday morning.  Chewy had been at my side literally for the past few years.  Like most of the dogs on here he ate his breakfast , was barking to come in and acting completley normal when I left for work (he didn't want to be sepearted from us for more than eating and going to the bathroom so he was always barking to be let back in).  My husband took a shower and went out to get him and he was gone with only a small amount of blood running from his nose.  We are deeply saddened and I am feeling very lost without my best friend.  He was calm, loving and completely dedicated to us.  My friends are sick of hearing about my dog-- I can tell, but I am stunned and feel like a piece of my heart is gone.  I have lost a brother at a young age , so I am surprised at how terribley this is hurting me as well-- and how I almost feel devastated by it.

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By susan_shackell on 2007-07-10
Post ID: 113
We lost our precious Mystro last night and we are totally devastated.  Our hearts hurt.  Mystro was an 11 year of Maltese.  We are in a second marriage and didnt have any children together so this was our baby.  We took him everywhere.  If Mystro couldnt go then we didnt go.  He was only at home alone while we were at work.  He got ecoli from a vet 2 years ago and it was touch and go for us then.  He pulled through like a trouper but ended up with a liver problem.  The vet never recommended anything for us so we thought everything was okay.  Last night at supper, he was fine.  He ate his dinner and share a popsicle with his dad.  This was something they did all the time.  He was okay for about an hour after and then started to thpost up.  Next thing we knew, he had lost his mobile skills and we took him to the vet (we changed vets).  Once his dad laid him on the table, he peed and died.  Our house feels so empty even though we have a cat as well.  Mystro was one of those dogs that you just loved.  He was so affectionate.  Our hearts are heavy over the loss of our special little man. Mystro if you can hear us, we love you.  We had our baby cremated and will put his ashes in with one of us when we go.  Thanks for listening.  It doesnt make it any easier

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By susan_shackell on 2007-07-10
Post ID: 143
We lost our precious Mystro last night and we are totally devastated.  Our hearts hurt.  Mystro was an 11 year of Maltese.  We are in a second marriage and didnt have any children together so this was our baby.  We took him everywhere.  If Mystro couldnt go then we didnt go.  He was only at home alone while we were at work.  He got ecoli from a vet 2 years ago and it was touch and go for us then.  He pulled through like a trouper but ended up with a liver problem.  The vet never recommended anything for us so we thought everything was okay.  Last night at supper, he was fine.  He ate his dinner and share a popsicle with his dad.  This was something they did all the time.  He was okay for about an hour after and then started to thpost up.  Next thing we knew, he had lost his mobile skills and we took him to the vet (we changed vets).  Once his dad laid him on the table, he peed and died.  Our house feels so empty even though we have a cat as well.  Mystro was one of those dogs that you just loved.  He was so affectionate.  Our hearts are heavy over the loss of our special little man. Mystro if you can hear us, we love you.  We had our baby cremated and will put his ashes in with one of us when we go.  Thanks for listening.  It doesnt make it any easier

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By double-z on 2007-07-06
Post ID: 124

      I had the most incredibly beautiful Akita named Kurtiz.He was a giant Akita weighing in at 162lbs.and he was not over weight!He was a show stopper!I couldn't walk him without at least 10 cars of people stopping to inquire about him.Friday june 29th,he seemed fine,although he was 10 years of age,and hated hot days and nights.His appetite was great even though he was a little sluggish I blamed the warm day for it!Whenever the temp was in the 60's or  low 70's he acted like a 3 year old.Saturday morning he was gone!Still protecting the house,he died across the outside door.No one could get in or out!I saw evidence of a foamy type of vomit in my driveway,but nothing else.My Kurtiz was my kid(don't have real ones).I gave him only the best care possible for 10 solid years.He took care of my dad who is blind and protected the house better than Sloamin's ever could. He saved me from having to have him put down which would have killed me>as I knew his time might be this year because of his age.It just didn't seem like it was going to be  a few hours later than when I left him.
      My heart goes out to everyone who's endured this kind of  tragedy!

      Double-Z
    

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By terra_i8623 on 2007-07-06
Post ID: 125

      I agree with you.  Shortly after Carla the Doxie turned 2 years old, I paid a price for her "lifestyle."  One day, when I was getting ready for work, Carla jumped up onto the bed to watch me getting ready.  Howevere, that day was not like the others.  when Carla jumped she cried in pain and she wasn't able to get up.
      At first I panicked, then I called my vet who told me that the situation is not that unusual.  Dachshunds, because of the proportion of their backs to their leg lengths and because of their abnormal disks) often suffer spinal cord damage.  I took Carla to a special clinic where the surgeon explained that Carla had an excellent prognosis for a full recovery if she she had surgery right away.  During surgery the doctor removed the disk that was pressing on the spinal cord, then the calcified disks that threatened to break in the future.

      It took Carla about 3 months to reover, but with time and physical therapy, she is running around as before, but she is not jumping on the bed anymore!
    

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By double-z on 2007-07-06
Post ID: 137

    I had the most incredibly beautiful Akita named Kurtiz.He was a giant Akita weighing in at 162lbs.and he was not over weight!He was a show stopper!I couldn't walk him without at least 10 cars of people stopping to inquire about him.Friday june 29th,he seemed fine,although he was 10 years of age,and hated hot days and nights.His appetite was great even though he was a little sluggish I blamed the warm day for it!Whenever the temp was in the 60's or  low 70's he acted like a 3 year old.Saturday morning he was gone!Still protecting the house,he died across the outside door.No one could get in or out!I saw evidence of a foamy type of vomit in my driveway,but nothing else.My Kurtiz was my kid(don't have real ones).I gave him only the best care possible for 10 solid years.He took care of my dad who is blind and protected the house better than Sloamin's ever could. He saved me from having to have him put down which would have killed me>as I knew his time might be this year because of his age.It just didn't seem like it was going to be  a few hours later than when I left him.
    My heart goes out to everyone who's endured this kind of  tragedy!

    Double-Z
  

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By terra_i8623 on 2007-07-06
Post ID: 138

    I agree with you.  Shortly after Carla the Doxie turned 2 years old, I paid a price for her "lifestyle."  One day, when I was getting ready for work, Carla jumped up onto the bed to watch me getting ready.  Howevere, that day was not like the others.  when Carla jumped she cried in pain and she wasn't able to get up.
    At first I panicked, then I called my vet who told me that the situation is not that unusual.  Dachshunds, because of the proportion of their backs to their leg lengths and because of their abnormal disks) often suffer spinal cord damage.  I took Carla to a special clinic where the surgeon explained that Carla had an excellent prognosis for a full recovery if she she had surgery right away.  During surgery the doctor removed the disk that was pressing on the spinal cord, then the calcified disks that threatened to break in the future.

    It took Carla about 3 months to reover, but with time and physical therapy, she is running around as before, but she is not jumping on the bed anymore!
  

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By lharrison on 2007-06-21
Post ID: 153

      I lost my beautiful maltese/poodle Monty on Tuesday 19/6/07.
      I am still in shock.

      I left home that morning around 10.30am to take my daughter to a concert.  I left Monty home with our new Australian Terrier Jedda.  Jedda was alot younger than Monty.  He was 10 years and Jedda is around 2 years old.  We haven't had Jedda very long.  The two of them got along fine and spent plenty of time playing. At times I thought Jedda might have been abit to full on for Monty and not giving him a break when he needed it.

      Anyway later on around 3.00pm my daughter and me came home.  I saw Jedda sitting at the window waiting.  I opened the door and no Monty.  I called out to him and he didn't come.  I walked through the house and into the lounge room.  He was laying on his side on the floor.  I knew straight away he was gone.  I walked up and put my hand on him.  He was cold.  There was some blood comming from his nose.  By this stage I was hysterical and made some phone calls.  Within half and hour I had my family there comforting me.  I just couldn't believe it.

      My parter and I took him to the vet for them to have a look at. I told them I wanted an autopsy to see what had happened to him.
      The next day the vet phoned and told me he couldn't see any real cause for his death.  There was alot of blood comming out of his nose but he didn't have any in his lungs.  All his other organs were healthy and he had a belly full of food, which shows that he was feeling well.  The vet did not go into his brain, so I'm thinking that he had a annuerysm. I am just hoping that it was quick and he didn't suffer.  I just keep thinking that if I was there would it have happened?  Did bringing Jedda into our lives bring it on?  All I know is I miss him so much.  I left a happy healthy dog that morning and came home to him dead on the floor.
      I love you Mont RIP.
    

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By beautiqueenspa on 2007-06-20
Post ID: 117
We are numb and completely devastated.  The best dog in the whole world just passed away in my husbands arms this morning-suddenly--in a matter of 3-5 minutes.  He died on his 3rd Birthday today---June 20,2007 and we are sick to our stomach with grief.  This Golden Doodle was the life of our family and especially to our son, who is an only child and 11 years old.  He has brought so much joy to everyone that laid eyes on him and especially for my 89 year old widowed Aunt who nearly died coughing blood up on year ago.  She stayed with us in our home for nearly 2 months and became so attached to our lovely dog Athens that she looked forward to her 'babysitting Athens" time of usually about an hour or two each week----he kept her with stories that she would remember all week long and I truly believe he was her medicine that kept her going.......and now he's gone and we are all completely in shock.  We took him to the vet this morning and she did an autoposy and told us that Athens heart was not enlarged, nothing in his stomach and that they would be sending his kidneys, liver and whatever else to see what they can learn from his tissues.  They will let us know sometime tomorpost what the results.  We spoke with the secretary in a second call moments later when we wanted to ask if the dog maybe had an anuerisym and if they looked at his brain; and her response was you may never know what your dog died from.  How heartless is that.   We had to leave the house this afternoon---it is so painful and while we were out there was a message from the Vet office telling us to call them back before 6:00 pm to find out whatever---I'm not comprehending much at this point.  I just can't accept a young perfectly, healthy dog, never sick, healthy weight, playful, full appetite----no symptons whatsoever suddenly gone.  You have a loving dog at your feet and 5 minutes later---he's gone.  Please help---any advice.  We're having him cremated (he weighs 75 lbs.) and my son wants to bury him in our back yard behind his little homeade clubhouse we plan to plant a tree there--perhaps a Red Fern since that book is the last book my son and I read near the end of the school year.  He also did a book report on that book---it may bring us some comfort.

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By louiseconnor21 on 2007-06-20
Post ID: 128

      Friday 20th June 2007 we lost our best friend Henry he was a 7 year old Airdale and in perfect health.  One minute he was begging at the table asking for some titbits then noticing a black cpost in our garden which he loved to chase tore after it, one miniute later when I looked out he was just lying in the middle of our lawn - I called out to him but he did not move, my husband and I ran to him but he was limp,eyes open and his tongue was blue - we tried massaging his heart but he was already gone.  Our family is totally distraught.  We miss him so much - life will never be the same, he was my shadow.
      Louise - United Kingdom.
    

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By louiseconnor21 on 2007-06-20
Post ID: 142

    Friday 20th June 2007 we lost our best friend Henry he was a 7 year old Airdale and in perfect health.  One minute he was begging at the table asking for some titbits then noticing a black cpost in our garden which he loved to chase tore after it, one miniute later when I looked out he was just lying in the middle of our lawn - I called out to him but he did not move, my husband and I ran to him but he was limp,eyes open and his tongue was blue - we tried massaging his heart but he was already gone.  Our family is totally distraught.  We miss him so much - life will never be the same, he was my shadow.
    Louise - United Kingdom.
  

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By beautiqueenspa on 2007-06-20
Post ID: 147
We are numb and completely devastated.  The best dog in the whole world just passed away in my husbands arms this morning-suddenly--in a matter of 3-5 minutes.  He died on his 3rd Birthday today---June 20,2007 and we are sick to our stomach with grief.  This Golden Doodle was the life of our family and especially to our son, who is an only child and 11 years old.  He has brought so much joy to everyone that laid eyes on him and especially for my 89 year old widowed Aunt who nearly died coughing blood up on year ago.  She stayed with us in our home for nearly 2 months and became so attached to our lovely dog Athens that she looked forward to her 'babysitting Athens" time of usually about an hour or two each week----he kept her with stories that she would remember all week long and I truly believe he was her medicine that kept her going.......and now he's gone and we are all completely in shock.  We took him to the vet this morning and she did an autoposy and told us that Athens heart was not enlarged, nothing in his stomach and that they would be sending his kidneys, liver and whatever else to see what they can learn from his tissues.  They will let us know sometime tomorpost what the results.  We spoke with the secretary in a second call moments later when we wanted to ask if the dog maybe had an anuerisym and if they looked at his brain; and her response was you may never know what your dog died from.  How heartless is that.   We had to leave the house this afternoon---it is so painful and while we were out there was a message from the Vet office telling us to call them back before 6:00 pm to find out whatever---I'm not comprehending much at this point.  I just can't accept a young perfectly, healthy dog, never sick, healthy weight, playful, full appetite----no symptons whatsoever suddenly gone.  You have a loving dog at your feet and 5 minutes later---he's gone.  Please help---any advice.  We're having him cremated (he weighs 75 lbs.) and my son wants to bury him in our back yard behind his little homeade clubhouse we plan to plant a tree there--perhaps a Red Fern since that book is the last book my son and I read near the end of the school year.  He also did a book report on that book---it may bring us some comfort.

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By jvancetti on 2007-06-08
Post ID: 127

      Just a few more suggestions about exercising.  Taking a short, brisk walk after meals does wonders for lowering blood sugar, and doctors recommend this activity for all diabetics.  However, if you are a type 2 diabetic and weight loss is one of your primary goals, the best time to do your most prolonged exercise session is in the morning, before eating.  Important: If you are a type I diabetic or a type 2 diabetic being treated with insulin or oral drugs, this is not recommended for these patients.

      Before eating is the optimal time for burning fat.  If you exercise after you eat, you'll burn the food you just ate -- which is good, but it doesn't too much to reduce body fat.

      To further facilitate fat burning, drink a cup of coffe before you begin exercising  Caffeine increases the body's ability to release fat from storage.  This provides the muscles with a quick and ready source of energy ad improves endurance.

      If you do not need to loose weight, or if morning exercise doesn't work for you, then schedule it for anytime during the day.  The most important thing is that you get active.
    

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By jvancetti on 2007-06-08
Post ID: 141

    Just a few more suggestions about exercising.  Taking a short, brisk walk after meals does wonders for lowering blood sugar, and doctors recommend this activity for all diabetics.  However, if you are a type 2 diabetic and weight loss is one of your primary goals, the best time to do your most prolonged exercise session is in the morning, before eating.  Important: If you are a type I diabetic or a type 2 diabetic being treated with insulin or oral drugs, this is not recommended for these patients.

    Before eating is the optimal time for burning fat.  If you exercise after you eat, you'll burn the food you just ate -- which is good, but it doesn't too much to reduce body fat.

    To further facilitate fat burning, drink a cup of coffe before you begin exercising  Caffeine increases the body's ability to release fat from storage.  This provides the muscles with a quick and ready source of energy ad improves endurance.

    If you do not need to loose weight, or if morning exercise doesn't work for you, then schedule it for anytime during the day.  The most important thing is that you get active.
  

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By olson1141 on 2007-06-01
Post ID: 123
our much loved 12 y.o.,Bobbi,died in 2 hours on memorial day. She had been pretty healthy, mainly some arthritis and stiffness. She had a physical in March, except for the arthtitis was in good condition. Bobbi had a wonderful weekend enjoying time with our family, exploring the yard and eating treats. On Memorial Day, I decided to go to the hospital to see my sick brother in ICU. She was fine when I left. 1/2 hour later, my husband called my cell and said she was having trouble breathing.Against my better judgemet I went to see my brother, on the way home, my husband again called and was very upset. when I got home Bobbi was in servere respiratory distress. Due to the holiday, ours and most vets were closed. the nearest was 1/2 hour away. We carried Bobbi to the car and she died on the way. We are devasted by this, she was like our child and the suddenness of this is almost to much to bear. She was the most wonderful pet - so loving and she brought us much joy and happiness. I don't think I can get another dog and go through this again I regret not being with her when this terrible stuff started.

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By olson1141 on 2007-06-01
Post ID: 136
our much loved 12 y.o.,Bobbi,died in 2 hours on memorial day. She had been pretty healthy, mainly some arthritis and stiffness. She had a physical in March, except for the arthtitis was in good condition. Bobbi had a wonderful weekend enjoying time with our family, exploring the yard and eating treats. On Memorial Day, I decided to go to the hospital to see my sick brother in ICU. She was fine when I left. 1/2 hour later, my husband called my cell and said she was having trouble breathing.Against my better judgemet I went to see my brother, on the way home, my husband again called and was very upset. when I got home Bobbi was in servere respiratory distress. Due to the holiday, ours and most vets were closed. the nearest was 1/2 hour away. We carried Bobbi to the car and she died on the way. We are devasted by this, she was like our child and the suddenness of this is almost to much to bear. She was the most wonderful pet - so loving and she brought us much joy and happiness. I don't think I can get another dog and go through this again I regret not being with her when this terrible stuff started.

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By yondi on 2007-05-04
Post ID: 149

      I found your website this morning searching for answers of what happened to my baby 'Diamond'.  She was a 9 year old westie and was the life of the family.  She also was healthy and showed no signs of being sick. I went to work that yesterday and when I arrived home my daughter found her in pain and gasping for air.  We rushed her to the vet and she died on the way.

      We are devastated.  Finding this website helps me know I am not alone in this. My heart goes out to anyone else that loses a pet this suddenly.
    

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By marthafwomack on 2007-05-02
Post ID: 118

      I came about this web site by searching for Sudden death in dogs. I had a beautiful Siberian Husky. He was only 7 years old.  He was in good health, I thought.  I never missed any of his check ups.  I gave him the best dog food and treats.  I gave him a massage every evening when I got home from work.  In fact, my Lobo was the first one that I greeted when I got home, not my husband.  Three days ago,  he was playing with my son's german shepherd and within an hr after I had checked on them, I found him lying by his favorite tree with his best friend.  I called to him, he did not move.  My heart sank.  I ran over to him, called out to my husband, but he was already dead.  I have never had anything so horrible happen to any of my pets.  They all lived a very long life.  He gave me such unconditional love.
      I did not have an autopsy performed.  My vet said it would have had to be done within an hr or two of his death.  I was still in shock at that time and would not accept that he was gone.  My heart goes out to all of you who like me will never know the cause of my pet's death.  He will live in my heart forever.
    

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By marthafwomack on 2007-05-02
Post ID: 148

    I came about this web site by searching for Sudden death in dogs.

    I had a beautiful Siberian Husky. He was only 7 years old.  He was in good health, I thought.  I never missed any of his check ups.  I gave him the best dog food and treats.  I gave him a massage every evening when I got home from work.  In fact, my Lobo was the first one that I greeted when I got home, not my husband.  Three days ago,  he was playing with my son's german shepherd and within an hr after I had checked on them, I found him lying by his favorite tree with his best friend.  I called to him, he did not move.  My heart sank.  I ran over to him, called out to my husband, but he was already dead.  I have never had anything so horrible happen to any of my pets.  They all lived a very long life.  He gave me such unconditional love.
    I did not have an autopsy performed.  My vet said it would have had to be done within an hr or two of his death.  I was still in shock at that time and would not accept that he was gone.  My heart goes out to all of you who like me will never know the cause of my pet's death.  He will live in my heart forever.
  

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By dmundhenk on 2007-04-06
Post ID: 116

      My dear beloved Chica died Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 11PM.  Chica was our 8 year old chihuahua who was very intelligent.  She would always let us know when she wasn't feeling well or out of water by grunting or pushing her water dish around the room.  She was full of life until the day she died.  We noticed that day that her breathing was abnormal.  I put her in bed with me that evening and checked her tummy which did look a little swollen.  I checked her teeth and mouth and did not see anything wrong.  I got up and told my husband that she did not look well. About 15 minutes after that I put her on the floor and she began to loose her balance.  I picked her up and wrapped her in a blanket and told my husband we need to do something.  I took her to the bedroom and my husband rubbed her tummy and about a minute after that she was gone.  It was such a shock.  I screamed and cried uncontrollablly.  I am so heart broken.  Chica was my baby who took care of us.  We did not have an autopsy done on her.  We buried her in out back yard.  That weekend we drove to a small town outside Houston and bought a four foot St Francis statue, a memorial stone and marker and a tiny concrete bench.  I also planted two scrubbs which I place one of each side of the statue.  I call it my Chica's corner.  I also have a concrete crucifix hanging on the fence by her tiny grave.  She was my little angel who brought me so much joy and happiness and I will miss her terribly.  "Sleep with the Angels"

      Dolores
    

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By dmundhenk on 2007-04-06
Post ID: 146

    My dear beloved Chica died Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 11PM.  Chica was our 8 year old chihuahua who was very intelligent.  She would always let us know when she wasn't feeling well or out of water by grunting or pushing her water dish around the room.  She was full of life until the day she died.  We noticed that day that her breathing was abnormal.  I put her in bed with me that evening and checked her tummy which did look a little swollen.  I checked her teeth and mouth and did not see anything wrong.  I got up and told my husband that she did not look well. About 15 minutes after that I put her on the floor and she began to loose her balance.  I picked her up and wrapped her in a blanket and told my husband we need to do something.  I took her to the bedroom and my husband rubbed her tummy and about a minute after that she was gone.  It was such a shock.  I screamed and cried uncontrollablly.  I am so heart broken.  Chica was my baby who took care of us.  We did not have an autopsy done on her.  We buried her in out back yard.  That weekend we drove to a small town outside Houston and bought a four foot St Francis statue, a memorial stone and marker and a tiny concrete bench.  I also planted two scrubbs which I place one of each side of the statue.  I call it my Chica's corner.  I also have a concrete crucifix hanging on the fence by her tiny grave.  She was my little angel who brought me so much joy and happiness and I will miss her terribly.  "Sleep with the Angels"

    Dolores
  

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By sisinjo on 2007-03-25
Post ID: 126

      two days ago, we lost our dear Bichon Frisee  named Bijou. We miss him so much' the house is so empty and my husband and me' are  so sad.
      He was 9 years old and in good health. our best body. something strange happened' he was extremely afraid of cell phones. total panic' when somebody used it. that day my grandson used a cell phone' and  after that'
      Bijou started shaking  very badly. we thought that'  in a while' he will get over it. It has happened before.
      I still feel sorry about that.
      He went  to the laundry room and just laid down. refused to go out at night to do his thing.
      we put him up on his  chair and  we went to sleep.
      the next morning' we found him laying in an akward position in the clothing closet. and he  was very sick. his body went limp.
      He  started having some tremors   and his tongue was hanging out his mouth... I called to my husband and we took him up and drove to the emergengy. I think' that he was allready dead by then.
      and they told us yes'   he  was dead. We cried Oh no!!!
      We are  so very  very sad, we loved our very special Bijou so much. and we  are still wondering' was it the  cell phone ring' what  started this...Has anyone ever heard of something like this?
      Mia Furstner
    

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By sisinjo on 2007-03-25
Post ID: 140

    two days ago, we lost our dear Bichon Frisee  named Bijou.
    We miss him so much' the house is so empty and my husband and me' are  so sad.
    He was 9 years old and in good health. our best body.
    something strange happened' he was extremely afraid of cell phones. total panic' when somebody used it.
    that day my grandson used a cell phone' and  after that'
    Bijou started shaking  very badly. we thought that'  in a while' he will get over it. It has happened before.
    I still feel sorry about that.
    He went  to the laundry room and just laid down. refused to go out at night to do his thing.
    we put him up on his  chair and  we went to sleep.
    the next morning' we found him laying in an akward position in the clothing closet. and he  was very sick. his body went limp.
    He  started having some tremors   and his tongue was hanging out his mouth... I called to my husband and we took him up and drove to the emergengy. I think' that he was allready dead by then.
    and they told us yes'   he  was dead. We cried Oh no!!!
    We are  so very  very sad, we loved our very special Bijou so much. and we  are still wondering' was it the  cell phone ring' what  started this...Has anyone ever heard of something like this?                                      Mia Furstner
  

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By yoda on 2007-03-24
Post ID: 139

    ascorbic acid is vitatmin c, and it is a weak acid
    sodium benzoate is a "standard preservative"
    if you combine the two, you may get a small amount of
    sodium ascorbate and benzoic acid

    Benzoic acid is not benzene

    A small amount of the benzoic acid could be then converted to bezene, but this is not a normal pathway in acid foods.
    Something in the solution would have to strip the COOH
    carboxylate group from the benzoic acid.

    The worse case would give you 10ug (micro grams) per serving of benzene.  Driving on the road gives you about 40ug per hour, and average daily exposure is abou 200ug/day for non smokers and over 8000ug/day at one pack of cigarettes per day.

    Any amount of benzene is not good for you but the amount you would get from soft drinks and other foods is small.

    The citric and phosphoric acids in soft drinks and the amount of sugar in non diet soft drinks provide a larger health risk than the benzene produced by the benzoate preservatives used.

    see below


    The UK Food Standards Agency has stated that people would need to drink at least 20 litres per day of a drink containing benzene at 10 µg to equal the amount of benzene you would breathe from city air every day.
  

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By shekiaharper on 2007-03-21
Post ID: 122
Hi, Yesterday me and my finance's 11 month old rottweiler died.  I came home around 4:30 PM to find Lycan lying in the backyard and the our other rottweiler standing at the door just looking at me.  Lycan was very heathly (from what we could tell) and a big size for his age.  He had the most beautiful coat and was so fun to be around.  Me and and Apollo (our other rottweiler) are taking it pretty hard.  I believe I am taking it hardest because I use to be so afraid of dogs and having my finance (Derick) bring them around me has made me lose this fear.  Lycan helped a lot as well. Apollo is so depressed and it is really weird to see a dog depressed(he walking around sighing and seems to be looking for Lycan).  Derick has been through this before so even though it hurts him, he is dealing with it much better than us and is very understanding. I was so close to Lycan and it truly hurts so I understand and empathize with each of you and anyone else that has lost a pet.  I also want to say thanks to each of you for posting comments because it is helping me.
    

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By shekiaharper on 2007-03-21
Post ID: 135

    Hi,

    Yesterday me and my finance's 11 month old rottweiler died.  I came home around 4:30 PM to find Lycan lying in the backyard and the our other rottweiler standing at the door just looking at me.  Lycan was very heathly (from what we could tell) and a big size for his age.  He had the most beautiful coat and was so fun to be around.  Me and and Apollo (our other rottweiler) are taking it pretty hard.  I believe I am taking it hardest because I use to be so afraid of dogs and having my finance (Derick) bring them around me has made me lose this fear.  Lycan helped a lot as well. Apollo is so depressed and it is really weird to see a dog depressed(he walking around sighing and seems to be looking for Lycan).  Derick has been through this before so even though it hurts him, he is dealing with it much better than us and is very understanding. I was so close to Lycan and it truly hurts so I understand and empathize with each of you and anyone else that has lost a pet.  I also want to say thanks to each of you for posting comments because it is helping me.
  

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By kirsten8123 on 2007-03-18
Post ID: 134
Last night 3/18 My 8 year old siberian husky Misha passed away. the  cause is unknown but it left us devestated.  i am only 17 years old so i have gpostn up most of my life with her.  we had all gone to bed as normal when all of a sudden she let out the most painful sounding howel and by the time we could get to her she had already passed.  this totally shoked my family because just that day we had recieved a foot of snow and she was having the time of her life playing in it.  Misha lived a great life.  she acquired the skill from the neighborhood kids to ring the door bell to get inside.  she had so much personality and was so kind.  and we are really going to miss her, and always love her.

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By jennyoguinn on 2007-03-16
Post ID: 109

      On August 31, 2006 my husband and I lost our 1st baby-Tucker.  He was a beautiful reverse brindle boxer.  I was 36 weeks pregnant and I had sat on the side of the tub to shave my legs.  I left my Intuition razor on the side of the tub.  Tucker ate the razor part of my razor-the part that has the shaving cream stuff around it.  I think he liked the taste of the shaving cream.  We discovered him in the bathroom eating the razor just as happy as can be but there was a little blood on the tile floor and we couldn't find the razor so it really scared us.  He didn't have any blood on him that we could find so we were going to take him the the emergency vet to get him checked out.  He acted fine during the ride to the vet-hung his head out the window like normal and he acted fine when we got there.  So, we were thinking everything would be fine.  Not five minutes after they took him back they came out and said the vet wanted to talk to us.  When we got back there the vet said they were giving Tucker Torbitrol the drug that relaxes animals so that they could ex ray him b/c he was excited.  She said as soon as they injected him he collapsed.  We were devastated.  We miss him soooo much.  He was our best friend and hate that he died so suddenly.
      Now we have a new healthy baby girl and hopefully she will pick out our next dog.  She was born 3 weeks after Tucker passed.
    

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By jennyoguinn on 2007-03-16
Post ID: 133

    On August 31, 2006 my husband and I lost our 1st baby-Tucker.  He was a beautiful reverse brindle boxer.  I was 36 weeks pregnant and I had sat on the side of the tub to shave my legs.  I left my Intuition razor on the side of the tub.  Tucker ate the razor part of my razor-the part that has the shaving cream stuff around it.  I think he liked the taste of the shaving cream.  We discovered him in the bathroom eating the razor just as happy as can be but there was a little blood on the tile floor and we couldn't find the razor so it really scared us.  He didn't have any blood on him that we could find so we were going to take him the the emergency vet to get him checked out.  He acted fine during the ride to the vet-hung his head out the window like normal and he acted fine when we got there.  So, we were thinking everything would be fine.  Not five minutes after they took him back they came out and said the vet wanted to talk to us.  When we got back there the vet said they were giving Tucker Torbitrol the drug that relaxes animals so that they could ex ray him b/c he was excited.  She said as soon as they injected him he collapsed.  We were devastated.  We miss him soooo much.  He was our best friend and hate that he died so suddenly.
    Now we have a new healthy baby girl and hopefully she will pick out our next dog.  She was born 3 weeks after Tucker passed.
  

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