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My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. First let me tell you that I am very sorry for your loss.
There are only a couple of reasons for sudden death in dogs. At this age a congenital heart issue is a very likely cause. Another possibility would be an embolism. Let me give you some sites on these conditions.
Heartworms can also lead to heart issues and possible death as well. Let me send this and I'll continue.
Often a heart issue is undetected. Another possibility is asnake bite which might also lead to a quick death and with a dog’s coat, it might be hard to see the bite mark. Bloat can lead to a swift death but your vet would have seen some signs of a distended stomach and a dog doesn’t act in the manner you indicated.
Unfortunately without a necropsy (animal autopsy) it is impossible to know for sure what the cause was.
I've had 3 dogs pass suddently so I know how hard it is to handle. One was from a snake bite and it took going over her twice to find the bite mark. Another died of bloat and it was pretty evident as the stomach was distended. The last one was an older dog and her heart just stopped.
The only other thing might be poison. If it is possible your dog ingested something poisonous, that could cause collapse and seizures as well.
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No. I do not think she broke her neck because the vet would likely see some sign of that.