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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.
Recent Death Questions
We just lost our precious Goldendoodle. He was brought to
We just lost our precious Goldendoodle. He was brought to the animal hospital on Sunday, and had successful surgery on Monday. He stayed overnight again on Tuesday, to be sure he was stable. We visited him daily. About an hour before we were to pick him up on Wed., he took a sudden turn for the worse and passed away due to two blood clots. We are beyond devastated. I can't stop thinking that he might have thought we abandoned him, bringing him there in the first place. They wouldn't let us spend too much time with him, but we did spend 2 hours with him the night before we were coming back to get him. Can you offer me any insight into what he was thinking? Do dogs know that you are coming back for them? Was he wondering where we were when things started to go wrong? He was the sweetest, most loyal dog in the world, and it crushes me to think he might have thought we didn't return those feelings. Thank you so much for your time.
We recently had to euthanize our beloved dog and family member
We recently had to euthanize our beloved dog and family member Murphy. He was a Fox Terrier who was 9 years and 9 months old. He was diagnosed at the age of 5 years with irritable bowel disease. He had frequent diarrhea and had to have 4 inches of his small intestine removed. He was put on Prednisone and a special diet. He still had diarrhea frequently so we added real canned pumpkin, not the pie mix. He seemed to do pretty good with occasional flares of severe diarrhea. He also drank a lot of water and would per like a race horse. About a month ago he started getting really sick. He would throw up almost anything he ate. He had been on pre and probiotics for several months. He was on a well tolerated dry food without wheat, corn, barley and other grains not digestible by dogs. No meat by products or other crap. He would devour each meal. His tummy was very distended. I could actually feel his rope like intestines and or colon. He was miserable and very weak. The ultrasound should severely enlarged intestines and colon. Murphy also had ascites and malabsorption He was literally starving to death. He was so weak he had trouble walking. We were told to try several medications. A special cancer med, special pre and probiotics, a special antibiotics, plus of course a special diet, plus a few other meds. I could not get a straightt answer for Murphy's prognosis I didn't get the answers I needed to make the best decision for him He was in pain and suffering. He was shaking and had trouble walking and slept most of the time. We didn't want him to starve to death. By his actions I feel he was trying to say goodbye He laid between my husband and my pillows at the top of our bed. He had NEVER done that before! I held him close to me and would give a lot of extra TLC. He knew he was loved very much and it broke our hearts to let him go to Heaven. I do know that animals do have souls because it is written in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. I just want to know if there was any chance at all of any kind of the suggested treatments or would he have continued to suffer and die horribly. I am very depressed over losing Murphy and my stomach is constantly tied up in knots because of having to give him up to the Lord and the horrible way he was put to sleep sleep. HE WAS NOT SEDATED properly if at all, and yelped in pain a few times and he tried to bite me. My last memory of him was that he DID NOT go to sleep peacefully, but was in pain. That moment will be burned into my memory forever.
Do you think he could have survived a year or more longer? Thank you, ***** ***** Kansas City MO. God bless you. email is***@******.*** I hope this makes sense because it is late and my brain can hardly think any anymore anymore
My dog's WBC was high and RBC low. She stopped eating -5
My dog's WBC was high and RBC low. She stopped eating for 4-5 days. Yelped in pain. ER Vet did xray and found cloth-like material in a large portion of her intestine. Could the high WBC, yelping and not eating been due to perforation in the intestine? She was 13. I chose to put her to sleep 4 days ago because she was declining. I feel so guilty.
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