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The vet did chest xray pericardial effusion...pale membranes

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the vet did chest xray pericardial effusion...pale membranes very active all his life until 3pm when he collapsed and he was dazed
no abdominal distension no difficulty breathing....feet cold and low grade temp. then he died at 11pm
why wouldn't I have seen any signs before his last 7 hours
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about your dog! I wonder if he could have had a tumor on his heard that finally grew enough into a vessel or the heart chamber to cause a rapid bleed into the pericardium. I have seen this happen in 2 dogs in the past few years, where a dog was completely normal, and then collapsed and died, and upon necropsy we found pericardial effusion as the result of a heart tumor.

Expert:  Miel-cssm replied 1 year ago.
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