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When a person is a dog owner they will have to sooner or later have to deal with the death of a dog, this is a tough thing to think about to most people they are not just loosing an animal but part of their family. When the death of a dog does occur this can become devastating, and every person will deal with the lost of a loved one; there is one thing that is very important to make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to mourn. Your grieving can have an effect on any other animals in the house, so you may need to ensure you still give them the love and attention they need. You can read below for more information where Experts have answered questions about the death of a dog.
Could poising cause loss of eye sight, slight swelling of the neck, and death of a dog?
With their only being slight swelling in the neck the likelihood of poisoning be the cause is very slim. The most likely cause would be a rattle snake bite but this would also depend on where you live. Rattle snakes are not around in most parts of the country, but with the symptoms the dog is having it sounds as that would be the cause. Now, if you do not live in a place that has rattle snakes then other possibilities could be a bee or wasp sting if these are not treated they can cause death if there is an allergic reaction. The most common signs of an allergic reaction of a wasp or bee sting are swelling in the neck or the snout of the dog. Most cases the dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian to get medical help.
What would cause a dog to die after throat surgery with symptoms of swelling in the throat and weakness?
In some cases where a dog has to have throat surgery there can be complications or serious reactions, the can be deadly. It seems as if maybe your dog has had a side effect to the surgery that was done on its throat, and that may have caused its throat to swell and cut off the airway causing the dog to pass away. When the veterinarian does this procedure they do not know the extent of the damage that is in the dog’s throat therefore they will not know if the dog’s throat will heal properly. After the damage is worked on in surgery the body’s natural reaction is to make up scar tissue, another reason you dog may have passed away is because the scar tissue may have built up and closed off the dog’s airway.
Could grease from a grill kill a three year old dog that has not had any symptoms of illness?
With a dog that young and in good health there can be many different possibilities that could have caused the death, it would be very doubtful that the grease from your grill was the cause of death. Some likely causes would be any poisons in the home or around the yard to kill rats or any small insects. There are some other probable causes such as a major heart attack or a severe stroke.
Can morphine or steroids cause a dog to bleed from the anus or cause death?
Morphine and steroids that are used on dogs are to help the dog from going into a state of shock. The steroids protect the organs so they do not shut down. If the dog was given too much morphine it most likely wouldn’t cause any
; the most common effect of a morphine overdose is the dog will become very tired and fall asleep and not wake up or the dog might have some trouble breathing.
What could cause a 10 year old dog to die while on a walk if the dog has symptoms of hard of hearing and a recent limp?
The symptoms the dog was having most likely did not
a part in the death of the dog. The best assumption to the cause of death would be sudden heart failure. It probably did not cause the dog and pain. This is seen in many older dogs such as yours.
Many people have dog in this world, and many of the dogs are more than just a pet to the owner. Their dog is part of the family such as a loved one. The loss of an animal is very tragic and upsetting. Many owners do not know how to deal with the death of their dog, or people do not know how to give condolences to a dog owner that recently lost their dog. For more information you can contact dog veterinarians for fast and affordable answers.
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Hi, I have a question. I have a 12 week old Miniature Schnauzer
I have a question. I have a 12 week old Miniature Schnauzer puppy who had perfect bowel movements up until she was dewormed and and had her second set of shots 3 days ago. Ever since, she has been having diarrhea. However, aside from the diarrhea, she is totally her normal self, eating 3 meals, playful, and drinking water. What could have caused this?
I have a question about my dog's death. I'm having trouble
I have a question about my dog's death. I'm having trouble understanding what happened and feel very responsible. He was a 9 year old chihuahua x mini foxy. About a year and a half ago he was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. He was taking fortekor in the morning and continued regular activity.
He was a happy dog until about 4 months ago when he had a heart tear. He went into respiratory distress suddenly and the heart ultrasound showed blood build up around his heart. It was cleared in the ICU and we managed to nurse him back to health slowly. He was put on Amlodipine in addition to the Fortekor. He was also given Theophylline and Seretide puffer for his cough and suspected dynamic airway disease. He seemed fine exercising and eating as normal.
Forty days later he went into mild congestive heart failure. He was admitted to the ICU again and the fluid was cleared with Lasix. He stabilised and was put on Pimobendan and Lasix twice daily. He seemed okay for about a month but seemed to slow down a little and his appetite decreased. He seemed worse on the medication but we were told that the Pimobendan had shrunk his heart so we persisted with the medication.
About three weeks ago I suspected he had developed a heart arrhythmia. He was also exercising and eating less. You could literally feel his heart beating regularly and strong and then suddenly there would be a knocking. I also again questioned the medication but was told by the cardiology specialist that there was no risk the medication was hurting him and that his heart disease was well controlled. I requested a Holter monitor and 24 hours later we were told he had a minor arrhythmia that was insignificant. His Amlodipine was doubled and we went home. He ate his dinner and 24 hours later had to be rushed to the ICU with fluid in his lungs. He had also started vomiting (just food).
He spent 3 nights in the ICU on intravenous oxygen and Lasix injections. We were given anti nausea tablets and tablets for gastric ulcer (to blame for the vomiting). We had him home for two nights and while he seemed happy he started refusing his medications and food. We took him for a checkup and X-rays showed fluid on his lungs again. He was again admitted into ICU for four nights. Unfortunately this time the Lasix didn't work and they couldn't clear the fluid. I questioned the medication as well as asked them to investigate a secondary cause of the fluid but was told he was in 'classic heart failure'. We discussed euthanising him but told it was a few weeks off. They removed the intravenous oxygen and stopped the Lasix injections as the vet said he was 'medication resistant'. In any case they told us he was stable without the oxygen and we took him home. We didn't know it would only be for one night...
He was skin and bones (as he wouldn't eat in ICU) and obviously miserable. His respiratory rate was around 44 and he couldn't walk. His legs had tremors and I had to hold back tears every time I looked at him. I couldn't believe how much he had deteriorated. Even though he was seeing the leading canine cardiologist in our city I made an appointment for a second opinion. Something seemed very wrong. He got much sicker after we administered his meds and just lay on the ground or his bed. He vomited around 1am and we were going to take him back to ICU but he settled down. His respiratory rate went down to 28 and around 3am he even ate some food and had a big drink.
Unfortunately around 11.30am he went into respiratory distress and we rushed him to the ICU where he was put in an oxygen tent. They said he was doing ok but that they weren't going to put him on intravenous oxygen again. I have NO IDEA why I agreed to that. We were going to wait but they told us we could go. His heart rate was 100 and his breathing while elevated was okay.
We left thinking he would spend the night in ICU and we would see the specialist in the morning. Two hours later I got a call to say he had suddenly decompensated and they wanted my permission to euthanise him immediately. We live 5 minutes away so I told then we wanted to come down. I spoke to the vet for 2 minutes and before she hung up the phone my dog had died. They incubated him and tried to bring him back but he was gone.
I feel so guilty he died in pain. It was my worst nightmare for him. I feel so guilty I didn't get a second opinion sooner. I'm so sorry I didn't push whether the medications were making him sicker or overdosing him. He was my constant companion. I loved him like a child. I can't believe he is gone and can't help but feel angry at the vets that he was mismanaged. I don't know what happened in the ICU in those two hours that he would end up dead. We would have done anything, spent anything to save him. I know this is a novel but can you shed any light on any of this? Three weeks earlier he was chasing birds in my parents backyard, bright eyed and happy. Now he's dead and a part of me is dead too.
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