The Vet that I took her to tried to take blood out of her abdomen with a needle but nothing came out, so he didn't think she had internal bleeding.
Why did she poop and pee all over when she had her second attack? The poop had blood around it but not alot. She was not panting at all either. She just laid there looking at me confused.
Here is her history...
She has never been a good eater and would skip 1 meal every couple months or so. She didn't eat breakfast one morning about a month ago but ate dinner so we were not alarmed. There have been a couple of times where she would curl up in a ball and hide behind the chair in the living room for the evening, but that only happen once in the past 6 months.
The night before she died she was in the back yard playing with my other two dogs. She ate her dinner and was drinking well. She did not seem to be in pain at all. Just her normal self.
I was awoken 6:20am to her slipping on the wood floor and when I went to check on her she was laying on her side in front of the front door.
She would not move but was looking right at me, she was not breathing heavy but she seemed very very cold, especially her nose. So I called the emergency line of the doctor and waited for them to call back.
While I waited I tried to move her and she was just limp, never whinning though. Then when she peed and pooped I new she was in trouble and took her to the car.
Only medication she was on was for her runny poop that she has had for several years, an antibiotic.
Do you think if i got to her earlier I could have saved her? She was gone in about an hour. I didn't even have time to get to the hospital that was two miles away. She didn't seem like she was in pain but she had always been a very brave girl. Do you think she suffered in that last hour?
Also, is 11 years the life expectancy of a Sheppard? I thought she had at least 3 more years with us.
Thank you so much for your answers.... this helps me have some sort of closure to her death. She was my best friend. I will keep her in my heart always.
I am so glad I found this site and am really glad that I met you.