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my sisters dog, Zoe, was just 4 1/2 years old. she saw her…

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my sister's dog, Zoe, was...
my sister's dog, Zoe, was just 4 1/2 years old. she saw her vet 2 weeks ago for a dental cleaning.
yesterday morning at about 9 a.m. while my sister was in the bathroom she heard a slight yelp. when she opened the door she found Zoe laying on her side.
Zoe passed before arriving at the vet. my sister is beside herself.
my question is this:
how can a lively, healthy 4 1/2 year old indoor pet, given the best care of any pet i know, die so quickly and so unexpectedly ?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Will, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Hi and Welcome to Just Answer!

 

I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is heartbreaking and confusing. I will try to help. First, may I ask a couple of questions:

 

1) What breed was Zoe?

2) Did Zoe have any known health issues? heart murmur, coughing, allergies?

3) Was Zoe on any kind of medication?

4) Was blood work performed before the dental procedure?

 

I will watch for your answers.

 

Be patient with me -- I am seeing patients, so if I don't answer right away, hang on, I will as soon as I can.

 

Dr. Will

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

She was a labradoodle.

She had no health problems.

She was not on any medications.

Blood work was performed and everything was within normal range.

 

Thank you for your help. I will wait for as long as you need me to.

Dog Veterinarian: Dr Will, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago

Ok, I'm back and thank you for the additional info.

 

One last question: Was an autopsy performed and if so, was anything found that could help us understand the cause of death.

 

Dr. Will

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