My dog suddenly died.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by cassanova, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Bella, our German Shepherd finally lost her fight and has been dead since shortly after Christmas. A friend gave me a new dog on Christmas, it was a black lab/dalmatian mix. All was going well, no mange, no illnesses, clean bill of health from the vet.

    I wake up yesterday and she was fine, but by the evening she was seeming very lethargic and throwing up at times. She didnt eat either. She was placed in her cage before I went to the Van Halen concert, so that she wouldn't get sick all over the rugs, and stayed in the cages over night. When I woke up at 4:30 this morning to get some water, things were too quiet. The dog usually makes some noise when she in the cage, so when I heard none, I checked the cage and there was laying there dead in her cage. I dont' know what happened to her and would like to find out. One thing I did notice, when I pulled her from the cage the side of her face was covered in blood, as was a good portion of the floor around her cage. She was approximately 5-6 months old too.

    She was my running buddy. I'd take her for 3-5 mile walks & runs most every night with me. She'd make me laugh too with some of the comical things she'd do. I'm really going to miss her.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Oh cripes, how awful. My condolences!
  3. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Oh god, so sorry to hear that...:(
  4. Sorry for your loss. Sounds like the poor thing ate something poisonous or stopped it up (like eating bedding).
  5. Oh wow, I am sorry for your loss!
  6. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Oh man, sorry for your loss.:(
  7. Jake Saint

    Jake Saint Guest

    Dec 31, 2011
    Mine Hill, NJ
    Ouch man... that blows. Puppies actually do suffer from a very specific disease unless you get them vaccinated at 8-10 weeks... it's called the Parvovirus, and if you don't get it properly vaccinated, it kills them, rapidly.

    again man... ouch. I haven't lost a dog that way, but i've had to either leave them behind, forever, or give them away to other homes when they were the same thing for me... i feel your pain.
  8. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    I am truly sorry to hear that. Sorry, man.
  9. BassyBill

    BassyBill Still here Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Always hurts losing a pet and a friend. My condolences.
  10. NML1986

    NML1986 Guest

    Feb 25, 2012
    Lincoln UK
    Sorry to hear this. I get very upset when animals die, maybe more than when humans do. My border collie died back in January, he was 18, was very upsetting.

    Sorry again.
  11. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    How does the puppies in the streets not die then? Because they're born as tought sons of ****es?:confused:
  12. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    They die much more frequently.
  13. Jake Saint

    Jake Saint Guest

    Dec 31, 2011
    Mine Hill, NJ
    actually, most of them do. only about one in ten live, if they're not vaccinated.


    Apr 16, 2010
    I am sorry you lost your good buddy.
    It really hurts and sucks.
    They have unconditional love.
    We said goodbye to our 11 yr old rescue pal a week after Christmas.
    We haven't talked about another doggie yet but it will be another rescue for sure.

    On the lighter side...
    If you put your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour.... open the trunk....
    Which one will be happy to see you?
    They love you no matter what.

    We will get another dog someday, just too soon to consider it right now.
    Take care.
  15. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    That was my first thought.

    Damn. Almost cried reading your post. Nothing much that can be said. I can empathise with your pain, and I'm sorry for your losses. Both of em.
  16. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Ah I'm sorry. That sucks.
  17. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Unfortunately, I've never really had any pets, so I can't say I know how you feel. But it sounds absolutely horrible. I do have friends who have lost pets and it's something really tough to go through. Sorry for your loss, and may she rest in peace.
  18. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Bummer. I was going to introduce the newest member of our family to the good folk of TB in another 'New Puppy' thread, but that seems a little tasteless now.

    I hope your vet establishes a cause of death, you get some sort of closure and maybe even think about another pup straight away?
  19. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    yep. That or perforation in the stomach or intestines. Blockages maybe... poor thing
  20. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    that's so sad i'm sorry

    my vet told me that dogs are hardwired to survive and that they often don't show symptoms until they are very far along with their health problems