How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds
Ask a Dog Veterinary question
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
characters left:
5 Dog Veterinarians are Online Now

Death of a Dog Questions

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 bleeding; 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 play 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.
Ask a Dog Veterinary question
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
characters left:
5 Dog Veterinarians are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21171
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21171
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18385
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8485
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3846
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3384
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3297
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
 
 
 

Recent Death Questions

  • Hello I have a 7 year old pit mix, Ollie. He has a h/o

    Hello I have a 7 year old pit bull mix, Ollie. He has a h/o multiple hemangiomas. He recently had one surgically removed from his prepuce on Wed and the biopsy results just came back yesterday as a hemangiosarcoma. I have an appt with Onc next week. His energy level remains very high. He is eating and voiding normally. His stools are very loose since his antibiotics resumed. But I am noticing as he is resting that he is clearly breathing in a cheyne-stokes pattern. Is this normal for dogs or is this a sign that death is near?
  • Almost two years back now, my beautiful Golden

    Almost two years back now, my beautiful Golden Retriever "Gracie" died in my arms. She had had a series of 'lumps' growing in her skin. These were needle biopsied, every time we found a new one. However - to my mind we may have a) missed one, or b) one may have grown under another. ( Previous to this our male Golden had diagnosed haemangiosarcoma of the skin - a good clean resection was taken, and he lived a further 18 months or so - before the cancer went inwards, he deteriorated and was sadly ultimately put to sleep, when he had stopped eating, or being interested in anything, and was obviously weakening ). Gracie displayed no outward signs of anything wrong - until one fateful day, when she literally 'stopped'. She showed disinterest in walking, pain by hunching her back and stomach, had a very high temperature ( which I took anally ) ... and we went to the Vet, who gave her a very heavy dose of pain relief - prior to her having a CT scan the next day. She never made it to the next day. She visited the Vet at 8 pm, and died at 1.30 am the next morning, after waking up and trying to get to me. I found her in her last stages of death - and can only hope she knew I was with her - somehow. She was never autopsied ( NOT my decision ! ) to confirm any diagnosis of haemangiosarcoma, although I believe with all my heart and soul, that is what killed her. Our Vet - understandably, cannot put a 100% diagnosis on it for us, but DOES believe it was highly probable that it was indeed haemangiosarcoma. But without an autopsy, he can NEVER state that for certain. And most likely neither can you. The signs she exhibited on her last day with us, were typical ( from what I have learned ) of haemangiosarcoma erupting somewhere in the body - most likely the spleen - but could have been another area. We now have ( God help us ) another beautiful Golden "Ruby" who is not yet 2 yrs old and has grown 1 damnable lump. It is very 'movable' in her skin, but quite hard. She is going to our Vet on Saturday to have a needle biopsy done. I am thinking that a yearly or half yearly blood test should be done for her, from now on. I would appreciate your thoughts on that in particular. And any other thoughts you might have about Gracie and my belief that it was haemangiosarcoma that got her in the end, too. Much appreciated if you could reply. Sincerely, ***** ***** *****@******.***

  • I just lost my dog to kidney failure. She had x-rays that showed

    I just lost my dog to kidney failure. She had x-rays that showed tumors on her chest. She was undergoing chemo. She went through the first two treatments fine. She got sick with a rattling noise in her chest after her third treatment and the vet prescribed lasix for her but it didn't help. She went two days without urinating and was vomiting and had no appetite. We made the decision to have her put to sleep. I was checking on her prednisone medication and realized that I had given it to her wrong. It said to give her 2 (5mg) pills once a day for 7 days and I gave her 1 pill twice a day instead. I'm so afraid that by not giving it to her like it was prescribed cause her to die. Did I cause her death?
< Last | Next >