My Bulldog died suddenly. Was fine and then within a minute, dead. - Dogs (2022)

I believe these sweet healthy Franchies who died suddenly after collapsing, with a white tongue, had Hemangiosarcoma, a form of canine cancer that causes tumors to form on the liver, spleen, and/or heart.These tumors go unnoticed, the dogs remain very healthy and active until they suddenly burst, causing massive internal bleeding.Dogs with short, light colored hair are susceptible to this type of cancer, which can start as a small skin tumor.My boyfriend's Frenchie has these small red spots and I am encouraging him to take him to the vet asap. I only learned about this type of cancer after my niece's dog collapsed and couldn't stand.She was able to get him to the vet and it was discovered that he had Hemangiosarcoma tumors on his spleen and one had ruptured, he is bleeding internally.He did survive, but he has another tumor the size of a grapefruit still waiting to burst. He was a very healthy dog until he collapsed.It's such a tragic cancer, unknown until it's too late. My condolences to each of you who lost your baby to this silent killer.

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I found this page on a google search as I too just lost my English bulldog Opie very suddenly at the age of 9. It’s been 5 days. I can see the thread started a few years back and reading these stories did help so I thought I would share mine. The morning of, he was fine. Ate breakfast, we let him out to do his business. We had went out to breakfast and came back and noticed Opie did not greet us like he usually did. I noticed his belly seemed swollen as he was lying on his side. He got up and walked over to my husband for snuggles. He loved on him for a minute and Opie laid down. I then noticed not a minute later that he started panting really hard and his tongue was sticking way out. I checked his gums and they were white. His belly was very swollen at this point and hardened. I jumped in the car and drove him to the ER which was all but 5 minutes from my house. They took him right away. Because of covid we couldn’t go inside so the vet called me and said he was stable. I thought it was bloat but the vet didn’t seem to think so. He was stable at that point and did an ultrasound and found no fluid in his belly so they did bloodwork and said they would call with results. Not even 20 minutes later they called and said he stopped breathing and started CPR. They worked on him for about 10 minutes with no response and asked if i wanted to continue even though they said at this point he was most likely brain dead. I agreed and they called another 10 minutes after that and said he’s not responding at which I told them to stop CPR. He was gone. My heart is shattered. Much like everyone else, he was fine one minute and the next he was gone. Seems to be common with this breed. Hoping my story can help someone else. i miss my Opie with every thread of my soul. It’s so unfair. I picked up his ashes 2 days ago so he is home with me now. He leaves behind his 13 year old bulldog brother Winston. Everyone is heartbroken.

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I had just lost my english bulldog, Teddy, yesterday. He had just turned 5 this month. My friend and I took him on a walk on a sunny but windy and cold day. Whenever he walks he usually gets worked up but quickly recovers once he had time to rest. Yesterday, my friend and I was walking with him slowly and not even far from my apartment. We had only been walking for a less that a quarter of a mile. I realized that he was getting tired so we turned back to my apartment. We took all the time my dog needs to walk. We never rushed him and we let him rest whenever he wanted. I bathe him in an ice cold water so he can cool off but as time goes by his breathing becomes more and more compromised. He wasn’t able to recover as he normally would. I noticed that his tongue was turning purple so we rushed him to the ER. He passed in my car on the way to the vet but I had my friend do CPR on him until we got to the ER. When we arrived the Vet started CPR as well and hooked him up with some IV and intubated him. They were never able to bring him back. He was already gone by the time he passed in my car. I feel guilty that I shouldn’t have let him walk that far. But I’m also questioning how did this happen when he always gets worked up like that but quickly bounces back. He was in good health. I fed him good dog food with occasional bones from human food. The only issue that he had was his chronic itchy skin.

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We lost our eight year old Otis to hemangiosarcoma.Very common in bulldogs.But he succumbed to a heart attack.

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We lost our Charley girl a few days ago. She was only 6 years old almost to the day. I came home from work and found she had passed.It was and still is so shocking as she seemed healthy and happy. I am thankful to hear the stories of others here. I thought maybe we missed something and could have prevented it somehow?

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my condolences
rest in peace

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Glad to have found this blog, I suddenly lost my 7 yr old English bully Bowzer yesterday and it’s been hard. Reading stories here gives me comfort that there’s nothing else I could’ve done... all I can do now is be thankful to have had him in my life and cherish all the good memories we have together

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We lost our 9 yr old English bulldog Juno out of the blue as well. She was fine the day before, ate normally, went out for a walk and was normal throughout the day. The next morning we woke up and she had passed in her sleep. She looked like she was sleeping. It didn't seem to us as if she had gone through any pain so we are thankful for that but it was very sudden and we miss her a lot.

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I amso sorry for your. My dog is sick my brother went to australia in january and afterthat that she became very sad no playing no excitement.we thought its just that she misses him.both of her eyes started watering but i still had no clue i asked vet but he said no big deal but now its been many months and she had more health issues she started having fever i called vet he gave her injections for2 days and afterthat she had sunken eyes and became very lazy and stopped eating i called the vet again and he said i am going to give her immuno booster injection sothat she will not fall sick again but after 10 mintus she got an attack looked same as seizer her tongue turned white and eyes went up whole body became hard it was for about 5-6 minutes and she was weak afterthat and next morning she had another attack like that aand stopped drinking water also i took her to another vet they done her blood test and told me she has low platlets count only 27000 she has undergone treatment and her platlets count increased to above 2 lackhs but had increased number of wbc vet gave her meds and her reports were fine but after two weeks her platlets count again dropped to 59000 and had some liver issues also as i m from india and very small town there areno good vets i do not know what to do she is being weak day by day i do not know what to do my whole family loves her alot we pray to for her good health i can not even imagine life without her

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If there was white gums and loss of body fluids peeing etc his body was shutting down.My one had a stomach full of blood and with being examined bled out which led me to believe it was a ruptured spleen.They are a strong breed never whine or moan about anything mine was 9 and half and he was a wonderful healthy dog although he had no hearing as his infected ears a few years left me no option but to have a total ear canal ablation - somehow however he seemed to hear the biscuit tin lid haha.You can keep asking yourself what could I have done but it was his or her tie to go.Not sure if this helps keep holding onto the good times but I cannot get to them yet but am sure I will.

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Same thing happened to my Englishbulldog, Boomer.He just had his 11th birthday.He was healthy and acting normal all morning.Then in the afternoon I heard this weird noise, like a yelp.I looked around and saw him laying down like normal.I wasn't sure if the noise was him or my kids, but all seemed normal.Maybe 5 minutes later my husband noticed that he had peed on the floor, so I ran over.He was breathing heavy, eyes open, tongue out and blue looking.He was breathing, but he wasn't really with us.Then he pooped.We were frantic and I kept saying wake him up.We turned my car on to bring him to the ER, and then he was gone.This was so traumatic and devastating to us.He was truly family and it is so difficult to go on without him here.This thread has been comforting knowing we aren't alone.

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I lost my frenchie Herman 2 days ago. He was only 3.5. He was perfectly healthy, weight, diet, everything. We had a great last day together at the dog park. I woke up the next day and fed him his breakfast and went in the kichen to prepare my breakfast as usual. I heard some throwing up sounds, thinking it was just him throwing up as always. I walked into the room to find a trail of vomit and a path of him urinating. I immediately woke my boyfriend up thinking he was choking on something. I rushed him to the emergency room but it was too late. I talked to him the entire time in the car, telling him to stay with him, holding his head in my hand. His tongue went purple but I couldn’t accept the fact that he was gone. By the time I got to the ER, he was completely non responsive, as the nurse rushed out to take him from my arms. I’ll never forget when the vet came in the door to tell me he was no longer with us. I fell to my knees and uncontrollably lost it.

I can’t stop running the situation through my mind. Was there something I could’ve done differently? I should’ve been more prepared.

Herman was an odd one. He barked at animals on the tv. He’d go crazy once we put our shoes on because he knew we were leaving. He’d chase after light reflections from my phone. We’d call them ‘shinies’. I love him so much and miss him. Although it’s only been 2 days, I didn’t know how I’d get through life without him, but reading everyone’s stories helped me in my grieving process.

I love you Herman. You were my best friend. RIP.

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Roxy my 10 year old bully passed the same way last night. I sent my son out to bring her in for the night and she walked up to him and collapsed. He cried and told me to come out to check on her. She had peed and was laying on her side breathing slowly. I ran in to get my husband and he saw her take her last breath. I couldn't understand, still can't. She was healthy, she ate all her dinner. It's devastating.

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I believe these sweet healthy Franchies who died suddenly after collapsing, with a white tongue, had Hemangiosarcoma, a form of canine cancer that causes tumors to form on the liver, spleen, and/or heart.These tumors go unnoticed, the dogs remain very healthy and active until they suddenly burst, causing massive internal bleeding.Dogs with short, light colored hair are susceptible to this type of cancer, which can start as a small skin tumor.My boyfriend's Frenchie has these small red spots and I am encouraging him to take him to the vet asap. I only learned about this type of cancer after my niece's dog collapsed and couldn't stand.She was able to get him to the vet and it was discovered that he had Hemangiosarcoma tumors on his spleen and one had ruptured, he is bleeding internally.He did survive, but he has another tumor the size of a grapefruit still waiting to burst. He was a very healthy dog until he collapsed.It's such a tragic cancer, unknown until it's too late. My condolences to each of you who lost your baby to this silent killer.

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My little good boy just pass away for 2weeks. He is a very nice and lovely bulldog puppy, just 4 months. I came back home from my work and found he's no longer with me. Some amount of blood on the floor and his body seem rigor and strength his legs. I feel my world is dark, ruin and my heart is broken. I love him so much. I cried every day and night for over 2 weeks. I miss him so much. Before he pass away , he still naughty, active and ate normal. I hope that he's not suffer at the time he gone. Nobody beside him at the time he passaway and that made me so suffer. RIP my little angle Mooping. Hope to see you again in one day...

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Yesterday morning our beautiful and faithful Fiona 8 almost 9 passed. She had always had a skin condition and was at vets just a few weeks ago blood work came out fine urine fine everything fine. She was off all medications for over a month. Only thing was omega 3 and salmon made fresh daily by her daddy. She went out did her thing and daddy carried her in because her legs are weak. He noticed she peed on her bed . I didn’t like that and she usually attacks my feet whenI leave . She didn’t but i had to return and then she did so i was ok she is acting normal. I had to babysit my granddaughter and my husband was home he said she threw up and he cleaned it up and her. He had to go bathroom and when he came out she was gone. We are beyond heartbroken. Stories I’m reading tell me that this is something a lot of bully parents suffer from. Mind you she was #6 we are big fans of the breed and each gave us a heads up that something wasn’t right. She had just been at vet and was up to date on everything

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My beautiful sweet Bella ❤ passed away 1 week Friday. I have more questions than answers to her unexpected passing. Bella was 8 years old heart strong and she was physically healthy other than some seasonal allergies. Last Friday was a nightmare literally the worst day of my life. Bella was acting normal she ate her dinner and was acting like her normal self. She then barked to go outside and ran over over to the yard where she had a bowel movement she then collapsed. I work at a Veterinary Hospital so we rushed her there. On arrival she was pale and had blur gums. We put her on and her color returned we snapped some xrays and she had alot of food in her abdomen and gassy but not a GDV. She was stable so we transferred her to the overnight emergency hospital. On arrival her breathing worsened they rushed her to the back treatment room and intubated her and got her on oxygen. Her heart stopped they did CPR and injection of Epinephrine she came back but again she stopped breathing and they gave a 2nd dose and they couldn't bring her back. My heart is shattered I deleted guilty were there warning signs we didn't pick up on I keep running it over in my head. As I read everyone's story's I feel like I'm not the only one,we all share similar experiences why have our bullies left us like this what is going on with this breed that they unexpectedly pass and we are given little to no time to help them. I wish there was more research on the bulldog breed and this issue that seems to be common between all of us. We are all looking for answers that's why we are all looking on here. My heart breaks for all of you. Bullies are such an amazing breed with so much personality. My Bella will be missed and the void in our hearts never filled but with only unforgettable memories of her.

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Just lost me bulldog in a very similar manner. He was 11 and very old. He did still get around (slowly). I came into the room and noticed his head was laying in his own drowl. His breathing was slow. He wasn't really struggling. It was kind of peaceful. I did my best to try and get his attention. I picked him up and looked down his throat. His heart was still beating by stopped after a minute. I am glad I was at least with him when he went. A few minutes later and he would have died all alone.

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My Lily died in a very similar manner, she was 3 years old healthy and never an issue. We took her to the vet to cut her nails, when we came home she collapsed and her tong turned blue. We rushed back to the vet and were able to bring her back. She was fine that night, next day she was playing and had lunch. Got her some chicken soup that evening, she refused to eat and started hyperventilating. Not willing to take any chances, took her to ER, where they made every possible test and tried to stabilise her but she still passed away. All tests came normal, except that she was overheating and hyperventilating. Im devastated and not sure how to deal with so much pain. It does help to know its an issue with bulldogs, but wish more was known on whythey die so suddenly.
Thanks

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Thanks to everyone here for sharing their stories.

I just lost my 6 year old English bully.I left for vacation on a Tuesday and got a call from the sitter on Thursday telling me he was dead.She told me she let him out Thursday morning and he was fine and when she returned a few hours later, he was lying dead next to a small amount of vomit.The vet told me there was blood coming from his nose so it could have been some kind of bleeding, but she couldn't have been sure.

This has been extremely difficult.When I left Tuesday morning there was no signs of anything wrong and he seemed as happy and healthy as ever.I can't help but think that if I was there I could have done something to help him or could have prevented whatever happened.

Looking back, there may have been some warning signs - it always took him a long time to "recover" from physical activities - for example he'd pant for at least an hour after a short walk. He had fainted once before after coming in from the rain when he tried to shake himself dry.In that instance I was able to grab him and stabilize him and he was totally fine within minutes.

He was the sweetest dog I've ever known.Not a mean bone in his body.It kills me to think I wasn't able to say goodbye and that he was all alone when he passed.He didn't deserve that.I got him when he was 5 weeks old and he was my guy since day one.I can't believe the last time I'll ever see him will be him standing there looking at me as I closed the door to leave for vacation.

All I can take from this is that we got to spend six great years together.He gave me so much and i know he felt loved.I am thankful that he will never have to suffer through illness, old age, or becoming a shell of younger more energetic self in what would have been his final few years of a natural life span.

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This forum has helped knowing I'm not the only person to experience this.Don't know how long it will take for me to get past the pain of not being there with my guy in his final moments or the guilt of thinking I could have done something.
He came to me in a dream last night and we got to hang out for a bit.I only hope he continues to do so.

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On June 02, 2017, our beloved English Bulldog "Chops" passed away suddenly.Chops just turned 8 and was in great health.We live in Arizona, and kept the house around 74 degrees.We never had any real issues with him.His brother "Gino" (also an Engkish Bulldog) is another story.The day started out just like any other.Chops was playful and happy.I started vacuuming, and he did his usual due dilligence and would bark and snap at hose.This was the norm.Chops hated the vacuum.Then Chops let out a loud unusual yelp in the kitchen, and fell over to his side.Chops then began to urinate and defacate incontrollably, followed by shallow breaths.We freaked out.We put cold packs on him to cool him down immidiately, but it wasnt helping.Chops then got up, staggered, and collapsed again.Chops tongue was light gray, then started to turn blue, while his breathing was fading.I picked him up and his body was limp, and he stopped breathing.This took a total of maybe five minutes tops. We rushed Chops to the Vet ER, but he passed in my arms.We are devastated by this.Chops did not deserve to go out this way.Like most on this post, Chops was a unique individual, and not your normal dog.Chops had the most gentle and loving disposition ever.RIP Chops.God broke the mold when he made you.You will forever be missed.We keep on playing the scenario back in our heads thinking we couldve done something to save him, but its obvious we couldnt.Very sad day.

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I am so sorry for everyone's losses here...I myself just lost my beloved French Bulldog Chato very suddenly, 3 days ago. He would've been 8 next month (June 29). I'd always fed him very cleanly (raw when I could afford it), with a daily multivitamin, daily fish oil and plenty of organic veggies, sometimes a little yogurt...brushed his teeth every night...we belonged to a wellness plan through PetSmart, so he got great preventive care in general...he had lots of social stimulation from wonderful sitters when I had to work, and tons of affection and walking from me when I was home (I live alone)...Chato was just the most loving dog with the biggest personality...he died completely out of the blue, just steps away from my apartment, coming home from a short morning walk with me on Monday. Thank God I'd taken the day off work, getting over a cold...we'd driven to a park, and my arms were full with some stuff from the car...approaching my staircase, I could feel him sit down in the alley behind me...thinking he was being typically "stubborn" (he did do this from time to time), I pulled on the leash to let him know we weren't going to be doing that...then realized I was dragging him...looked down and he was in some kind of convulsion...he peed...got control of himself...then folded onto the ground...he must have died soon after that, though his eyes were open, so I was wishfully thinking he was just trying to recover, and would...I so regret not having held onto him at that time, but I was so afraid I had hurt him by pulling on the leash, and in such a bad panic, I didn't want my own anxious vibes to interfere with his body's trying to heal, if it was...how stupid of me...in the end, I had a smallscale necropsy done and they found tumors on his spleen and heart they said were consistent with hemangiosarcoma, a mostly canine cancer of the blood vessels...I am just in complete whiplash that my bossy, funny, sweet, loving, beautiful boy was with me on Monday, and now gone...what the hell...

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Our 11year old Frenchie Molly just died a few hours ago. As described in the original post, she was fine this morning and behaving normally.

When I came home from work, Molly seemed disoriented and unable to walk. She had been lying in the grass in our backyard and it was difficult to determine if she had urinated or vomited, but her tounge was sticking out and was almost white.

She declined rapidly and died within an hour. In her last moments, watery blood came out from either her anus or vagina. However, nothing else seemed wrong with her.

She had just been to the vet for her annual shots and exam and was given a clean bill of health. We are in shock and can't believe she's gone.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories and letting me know we are not alone in this experience.

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Common signs of internal bleeding include weakness, trouble breathing, pale gums, a distended abdomen, and collapse. Less common signs are vomiting, not eating, and general malaise.

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The Conclusion

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When a dog loses a companion, two- or four-legged, he grieves and reacts to the changes in his life. Dogs alter their behavior when they mourn, much like people do: They may become depressed and listless. They may have a decreased appetite and decline to play.

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Sadly, few dogs die peacefully in their sleep at home. Most reach a point when their quality of life is unsatisfactory, and a decision for euthanasia has to be made. Living with a chronically ill dog can be emotionally (and financially) draining. Often there is a substantial time commitment involved in care.

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Letting your other dog see your dead dog is a personal choice, but something to consider is the circumstances of the death. Providing the dead dog isn't diseased or in a horrible state, then it's ok. But be prepared to help with the grieving process.

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Dog heart attacks occur in all breeds and sizes. Despite their rarity, dog heart attacks are on the rise in the United States. A heart attack, also called myocardial infarction, is when the blood flow to the heart is blocked. Without adequate blood flow, tissues lose needed oxygen and nutrients and die.

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Psychologist Julie Axelrod has pointed out that the loss of a dog is so painful because owners aren't just losing the pet. It could mean the loss of a source of unconditional love, a primary companion who provides security and comfort, and maybe even a protégé that's been mentored like a child.

Will I see my dog again in heaven? ›

The pets that we had to say goodbye to are alive in heaven right now in their spiritual bodies and we will see them again if we accept Jesus as our Savior. Your Pet Is Not Gone Forever.

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In Judaism and some Christian faiths, humans are believed to be the only living beings to have souls. However, the majority of other religions – most notably Hinduism and Jainism – acknowledge that all living beings have souls – including dogs.

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As with humans, reincarnation is about soul evolvement. And Brent advises that only 30% to 40% of pets reincarnate. She says animals that reincarnate have a job to help you, but if they don't come back you can meet up in the spirit dimension.

What dog can live the longest? ›

Australian Cattle Dog

An Australian Cattle Dog called Bluey holds the record for the longest-lived dog - reaching an incredible 29 years of age. The breed normally lives for around 15 years.

How old is a 15 year old dog? ›

Medium size dogs: Up to 50 lbs.
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What dog has the shortest lifespan? ›

Flat-faced dog breeds, including French Bulldogs and Pugs, have the shortest life expectancy, a new study has found. According to vets at the Royal Veterinary College, brachycephalic dogs don't live as long due to the increased risk of breathing problems, skin fold infections and spinal disease they face.

What is the number one killer of dogs? ›

Cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs, and unfortunately, the symptoms are frequently not recognized until it is too late.

Do dogs live longer with another dog? ›

You've probably heard that an older dog becomes revitalized and may actually live longer, if you bring a younger dog into the family. In our experience, whether this is true depends on the dog and the family. Most older dogs don't like change, and some just won't adjust to having another dog around.

Do dogs cry when euthanized? ›

Just Answer veterinarian alhdvm theorizes that a vet may be injecting the solution and then the dog moves (but not necessarily has to) and soon there's a hole causing the solution to go around the vein instead of inside. This may cause the dog to cry out in pain.

Do dogs death rattle? ›

Some people describe it as a shudder or a grunt, I've also heared the term "death rattles", but the pet has no consciousness of this occurring. They do not always occur. As a matter of fact, they are unlikely to occur because we use a drug that calms the body and that helps to prevent agonal breathing.

Is congestive heart failure in dogs a painful death? ›

The dog's heart can't pump blood through the body very well. It leads to coughing, exhaustion, a swollen belly — and eventually, the dog's lungs will fill with fluid, and she will essentially feel as if she is drowning in her own body. We didn't want Barky to experience a terrifying, painful death.

How can you tell if your dog's been poisoned? ›

Signs & Symptoms of Poisoning in Dogs
  1. Agitation.
  2. Tremors.
  3. Convulsions.
  4. Nausea and/or vomiting.
  5. Seizures.
  6. Heart problems.
  7. Diarrhoea.
  8. Kidney failure.
Nov 11, 2019

What are the symptoms of heart disease in a dog? ›

Signs that your dog might have heart disease include:
  • Coughing and difficulty breathing.
  • Getting more tired on walks or when playing.
  • Weakness and/or collapse.
  • Bloating / swelling of the abdomen (belly)
  • Sudden onset of back leg weakness or paralysis.

How can I tell if my dog is bleeding internally? ›

Common signs of internal bleeding include weakness, trouble breathing, pale gums, a distended abdomen, and collapse. Less common signs are vomiting, not eating, and general malaise.

How do I deal with the sudden death of my dog? ›

5 Tips for Self-Care
  1. Feel your feelings without shame. ...
  2. Express your feelings and talk about the experience of your dog's life and death or loss. ...
  3. Honor your dog's life with some sort of 'shrine. ...
  4. Give yourself permission to not grieve all the time. ...
  5. Take care of your physical body.
Mar 25, 2015

What foods are poisonous to dogs? ›

Toxic food for dogs
  • Onions, garlic and chives. The onion family, whether dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage. ...
  • Chocolate. ...
  • Macadamia nuts. ...
  • Corn on the cob. ...
  • Avocado. ...
  • Artificial sweetener (Xylitol) ...
  • Alcohol. ...
  • Cooked bones.

What does kidney failure in dogs look like? ›

Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Dogs

Nausea and vomiting. Pale gums. Loss of balance, or stumbling. Chemical smell to breath.

Why do dogs vomit white foam? ›

White, foamy vomit is often caused by excessive production and swallowing of saliva, which can be a symptom of nausea. Ingesting grass, plant material, or other things that are unusual or difficult for a dog to digest can cause vomiting. Toxins can cause GI irritation and worse, often leading to vomiting.

Can heart failure in dogs come on suddenly? ›

Congestive heart failure is a common cause of these signs. Dilated cardiomyopathy may have a very sudden onset. Some dogs go into severe heart failure in what appears to be a matter of hours. Rapid, heavy breathing, a blue tongue, excessive drooling, or collapse may be the first signs.

Can dogs have sudden heart attacks? ›

Yes, heart attacks in dogs happen, although they are rare. When they do occur, they are dangerous.

How do you know if your dog is dying from heart failure? ›

A dog with congestive heart failure may cough, have trouble breathing, experience fatigue, loss of appetite, or might die suddenly. Depending on the underlying cause, treatment can help reverse congestive heart failure, and medications are available to help relieve its symptoms.

What causes sudden internal bleeding in dogs? ›

A few causes of internal bleeding in dogs include rat bait poisoning, ruptured masses on the spleen, trauma, and sometimes in the case of immune-mediated disease. Internal bleeding in dogs can often be more dangerous because it occurs inside the body, and being less obvious, delays evaluation by your veterinarian.

Why blood comes from nose after death in dogs? ›

Heart problems can often cause bloody foam or fluid to come from the nose after death. Other possibilities include toxicity of some kind (such as rat poison), cancer, or some type of bleeding disorder.

What are the first signs of internal bleeding? ›

The signs and symptoms that suggest concealed internal bleeding depend on where the bleeding is inside the body, but may include:
  • pain at the injured site.
  • swollen, tight abdomen.
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • pale, clammy, sweaty skin.
  • breathlessness.
  • extreme thirst.
  • unconsciousness.

What are signs from pets in the afterlife? ›

Signs or messages animals may send to humans from the afterlife:
  • Telepathic messages of simple thoughts or feelings.
  • Scents that remind you of the animal.
  • Physical touch (such as feeling an animal jump up on a bed or sofa).
  • Sounds (like hearing an animal's voice barking, meowing, etc.).
May 3, 2018

Do dogs mourn their dead? ›

When a dog loses a companion, two- or four-legged, he grieves and reacts to the changes in his life. Dogs alter their behavior when they mourn, much like people do: They may become depressed and listless. They may have a decreased appetite and decline to play.

Why is losing a dog so painful? ›

Psychologist Julie Axelrod has pointed out that the loss of a dog is so painful because owners aren't just losing the pet. It could mean the loss of a source of unconditional love, a primary companion who provides security and comfort, and maybe even a protégé that's been mentored like a child.

Like any dog, Bulldogs can develop various health problems and not show symptoms right away.. This is a very common condition among humans but also observed in many dogs, including Bulldogs.. Every dog owner is compelled to get their pets vaccinated and dewormed, regardless if it’s a Bulldog or not.. Why do Bulldogs die suddenly?. Nevertheless, there’s no solid evidence that Bulldogs are more likely to die suddenly than other dogs.

I found this chat today after googling my dog died suddenly - I lost my wee Alfie a 5 year old shih Tzu 1 week today (28th December 2018) my family are devastated :-( We had left him in earlier that day to get him neutered and he never came round from the anesthetic - the vet told us it was a underlying heart problem :-( I miss my wee man everyday and still fill his water bowl up every day :-( please tell me it gets easier...... am sorry for everyone's loss what can i tell you about my dog samo he was 15 years old jackrussel a bundle of joy he was fine and happy today i really dont know what happened he was playing with a box i had given him at my mums i went out to do some jobs for my mum and i as got in i nipped upstairs then i was coming back down the stairs i hurd my mum crying calling his name he was just laid there we didn't know what to do we was heart broken he was are family ill miss him very much it was just so sudden such a sock i just wish i knew what happened there is a walk he used to go on its were his last resting place will be ill miss him so much. The next day I paid off the bill and then paid to get her cremated ... She turned bad so fast in such a short time I just cant believe it and she was such a lovely dog my baby girl she didnt deserve to go that way ... ... Thats my story so I ask people who have dogs or cats if they throw up and have the runs take them down the vets as soon as you can because its not always the case that it is just the runs and sickness ... This has happened to me my dog was only 6 years old, when we were about to go to school my second dog was barking but the 6 year old dog didn't but they both get up and bark but one only got up and bark and was very excited, I asked my mom for money to have a snack after school so she gave me it the day before the death the dog was healthy and like a normal dog and the day he died it was out of nowhere that was only when I was 10 and this still hits me up we need to know why this happen.. He said some people aren't people and some dogs aren't dogs.. I thought that it was sweat (forgetting that dogs don't sweat like we do), but realized later that he must have urinated on himself, even though it didn't smell.. I thought that it was sweat (forgetting that dogs don't sweat like we do), but realized later that he must have urinated on himself, even though it didn't smell.. If I wouldn't have fostered the other dog, Honey would not have had the bacterial infection and the Adisions would have been caught (it is a disease they can live with along with medicine) or I'm pissed at my vet because he didn't catch this.

He didn't have diarrhea prior to the vet and he didn't have a temperature and wasn't vomiting prior to the water incident.. Hello to you.....Please accept my condolences on your loss.....My goodness, it sounds like you did everything you could for your girl.......I don't know if the ACTH had anything to do with it or not.....In a 15 year old, so many things can happen......You've done a wonderful job to get any dog to this age & must have many good memories.....Try to think about them....Your girl would not want you sad!!!. My vet urged me to take her to an ER vet at another location.. We had a ritual at night, where I would get in bed and the pekingese laid on my lap, while I petted him and my other dog, a maltese, 13 years old, laid next to me.. My dog died suddenly today, Came downstairs and he was lying on the floor, he had pooped inside of the house which was very abnormal for him, I tried to take him outside so he could finish his business, but he could barely walk, and wouldn't even eat any treats.. my dog died yesterday morning he was 15 yrs i took him to do his business he was giddy about that next thing i knew he had collapsed on the floor struggling to breath and died in my arms on the way to the vets where we found out he had a tumor. My 4 year old greyhound, Dexter, suddenly collapsed and died four days ago while out for a run.. I took him to the vet for the diaherra and they gave me Tylon powder (for diaherra) to put on his food.. My vet went on vacation Tuesday and we had a different vet who we didnt know.. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, when you told your vet what had happened did he give you any idea what the cause could have been?

When things happen so quickly, there's no time to prepare and the grief comes like a rollercoaster.. I have lost a dog that way too, some years ago.. There was another poster here whose dog died with a Beggin Strips bag over her head, and she couldn't understand why her dog couldn't remove the bag, as it wasn't tight on her face.. I think many vets wouldn't be certain either.. I hope you and your family feel better in the coming days, though right now I'm sure you are all feeling the loss very deeply.. I hope you will come back and let us know what the necropsy results are.

My dogs been off his food for a day & last night was sick this morning he had the runs & slightly sick I thought its a bug but suddenly he started fitting & died 30 mins later.. the beautiful little lexie she was 6 years old and i loved her she was my faithful friend.. My Baby died of cancer, he had very pale gums, breathing hard, I took him to his vet - was terminal.. My dog died suddenly this morning.. I didn't know anything about dog diseases until she died.. Can't describe how we love each other...When a dog you love dies, it's just like any loved one died.. I am so sorry for dog loss, my dog died suddenly too I feel so sad cying every day the feeling like I loss my mother 5 years ago.. Pets are very good at hiding when they don't feel well.. I am not a vet but the symptoms you describe sound like the terrible cancer that killed my dog in 2 months - hemangiosarcoma -- this causes internal bleedings and can cause sudden death.

Working through the guilty feelings after the loss of your dog will help you heal from the pain.. Dealing With Guilt After the Loss of a Dog. Sometimes we accidentally hurt the dogs we love so much, and we feel guilty.. If you don’t learn how to deal with your guilty feelings and forgive yourself for not protecting your dog, your guilt will turn into shame.. Healing after the loss of a dog involves accepting that you wish you would’ve done things differently — and talking this through with your family, friends, or loved ones.

He was the reason why I began to love dogs, and subsequently, embark on animal rescue work, including heading SOSD today.It has been 6 months since the first dog’s death, Nugget . .. “It is only a dog”, they would say.. But as dog owners, we know it is more than that.. I believe that there are very logical and scientific reasons why dog owners feel the intense grief that they do, when they canine friends leave them.. Our dogs are different.. Many of us buy or adopt our canine friends as puppies – 2-4 months old.. It is said that no parent should have to bury their children; but with pet owners, it will almost always happen – The day we adopt or buy our canine friend, we know that we will one day have to face our dog’s death.. In other words – our love grows with our canine companions, the longer we spend with them (and watch them beg for food).. This intense love is precisely the reason our dog’s death is so difficult to come to terms with.. But our dogs only have us.. Following our dog’s death, a part of us dies as well.. They are not just a dog.

You may even have literally searched for “warning signs dog dying.” As editor of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide , I wanted to write this, just for you.. I am a writer, and the editor of the best-selling book on dog cancer, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide , but I have no medical credentials of my own.. What I am including in this article is what I know from Dr. Demian Dressler and his co-author, oncologist Dr. Susan Ettinger … but mostly from my own experience as a dog lover, just like you, who has gone through the dark nights of agony at the end of a beloved dog’s life.. Readers of Dr. Dressler’s book on dog cancer often join our private Facebook support group to get support for their dog cancer journey.. If your dog has cancer, and you have read or are reading The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, please join our private Facebook Group for readers.. Because dogs don’t speak “English” ( although they understand a lot of it ), and because we don’t speak “Canine,” we often forget that our dog IS a person.. So, when I say “your dog will tell you,” another way I could say this is “ask your dog.”. Dogs that are near the end of their life often become very disoriented, so if your dog does get up and move around, she may stumble, wobble, or collapse.. And so it makes 100% sense to me, as a dog lover, that my dogs all got really snuggly at some point near the very end of their lives.

Canine herpesvirus is another common cause of fading puppy syndrome.. Veterinarians define this as fading puppy syndrome or sudden death in puppies.. Inadequate maternal care Lack of milk production in the mother Lack of feeding time compared to siblings Birth defect Low weight at birth (runt of the litter) Neonatal septicemia – bacterial infection that becomes systemic and kills the puppy very quickly Viral infection (often inherited from the mother) Canine herpesvirus, canine parvovirus, canine distemper, canine adenovirus Intestinal parasite especially hookworm. The veterinarian will examine the puppy physically for signs of infection, birth defects or other problems.. In this case, it’s a good idea to take the puppy for posthumous examination anyway, so the cause can be determined since some conditions could pose a threat to other members of the litter.. The veterinarian will likely need to examine her also to check for signs of mammary or uterine infection, as well as glandular problems that can cause low blood calcium during lactation and lead to poor milk production.. Pet Insurance covers the cost of many common pet health conditions.. Regular vaccinations in the mother dog can help to reduce the puppies’ likelihood of exposure to viruses.

The English Bulldog now suffers from every genetic disease possible and most die an early death.. I have to feed him every meal by hand with tiny pieces of food so he can swallow the food without gagging it up.". English Bulldog: Then vs. Now. Greta's condition was so grave it made her ineligible for adoption, so Dr. Kraemer and SCBR raised money for advanced stem cell therapy treatments that eventually allowed her to walk again.. Despite the long line of abandoned, rescued, and surrendered bulldogs in need of medical care, Dr. Kraemer is quick to say "English Bulldog owners are fanatic about their dogs.. You may not think so from the stories you hear and what you see here at the clinic, but some breeders care very much about the health of the puppies and caring for the parents," he says.

As a pet owner, it can be extremely difficult to see your once active and bright pup begin to slow down and lose the light in their eyes.. If your pup is having difficulty breathing – extending their neck out, breathing with their mouth open as though gasping for air, unable to lie down due to trying to breathe – call your vet right away.. For other elderly dogs that may not be actively struggling to breathe, you may notice a change in their normal breathing pattern.. Meal time is their favorite time of day.. In fact, many owners know their elderly dog is dying or something is very wrong when their dog begins eating less or they have to be encouraged to eat.. Dogs that are near death can be in pain.. If your dog is near death or dying, you certainly want to make them feel as comfortable as you can.. Finally, if you are sure your dog is near passing, or if you have scheduled them to be euthanized, you can offer them whatever their favorite food is and just spoil them for the day.. Make sure to try to keep your pet as comfortable as possible, with soft bedding that is cleaned regularly.

Loss of Interest Extreme Fatigue or Loss of Energy Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control Loss of Appetite Labored Breathing. Try to remain calm and comforting as much as possible while showing them love and kindness.. However, keep in mind that medications and treatments cannot prevent your dog from passing away, they can only make your pet more comfortable in their last days.. Some families may choose to let their dog pass away at home.. Consider Cremation Many people choose cremation after the death of a dog because it allows them to keep a part of their dog close to them.. Understand Coping With the Loss of Your Pet After the death of a pet, allow yourself time to grieve.. Here are a few things you can do to help cope with the loss of a pet : Give Yourself Time : Set aside time with your family to sit together and mourn.

However, once treatment is no longer an option, it is time to start discussing end-of-life care with your veterinarian.. Here’s an explanation of the stages of cancer and how to evaluate your dog’s quality of life so that you can work with your veterinarian to make the best decisions for your dog.. Staging of cancer helps your veterinarian identify if the cancer has spread to other locations in the body, which can change both the prognosis and appropriate treatment plan.. However, many cancers are staged using the TNM system.. M : Metastasis.. Identifies if the cancer has spread to other organs in the body.. Therefore, cancers that have spread from the original tumor to lymph nodes or other parts of the body are ranked higher in staging system, which means a worse prognosis.. End stages or final stages of cancer in dogs occur once the cancer has infiltrated organs to the point that they are unable to maintain normal body functions or reasonable quality of life.. The most important factor in deciding when to euthanize a dog with cancer will be deciding if your dog has a good quality of life.. A good quality of life will be unique to each dog and their lifestyle, so your and your veterinarian’s assessments on changes in behavior or medical health are essential.. When a dog has no reasonable quality of life, then it’s time to discuss humane euthanasia with your veterinarian.. To help determine if it is time to euthanize a dog with cancer, you can take the following steps to evaluate and discuss their quality of life with your veterinarian. Antisocial behavior, like hiding or unexplained aggression. Once the number of bad days outweighs the good days in a week, it’s time to discuss humane euthanasia with your veterinarian.

For every person who loves and shares their life with a dog, the dreaded and inevitable day will come — the day when you question whether or not to intervene in how and when your dog’s life will end.. It’s the thought of saying goodbye to your dog for the last time.. Rex was leaving us and the only thing I could do was make him as comfortable as possible and watch over him to ensure his passing wasn’t painful.. So that you are spared the same anguish, I would like to share with you what I learned, about the signs a dog is dying, and saying goodbye to your dog when the time comes.. However, just because a dog stops eating and drinking for a day or so, it doesn’t mean they are dying.. In these painful hours, saying goodbye to your dog means acknowledging that this is beyond your control.. Saying goodbye to your dog is a process, and it can take a long time.

Your vet’s physical examination of your dog may then yield the sign that your dog’s range of motion is decreased.. While dog depression is treatable during other occasions, it may not be easy to address as your dog approaches the end of his life.. Weight loss in older dogs is most troubling when your dog loses a lot of weight in a short period of time.. Every dog is different, but some of the clinical signs that a dog is dying include a reduced appetite, weight loss, and a loss of interest in regular activities.. Dying dogs act in a variety of ways, but they generally act in out of character ways due to the pain and confusion that comes as you dog nears the end.. Some clicincal signs that indicate that your dog is due for a visit include changes in appetite, behavior, lethargy, and loss of interest in your dog’s usual routine.

Intervertebral disc disease happens when the discs in your dog’s back protrude and press against the spinal cord.. Central vestibular disease, which is a less common and more serious type, can be caused by inflammatory disease, infection, brain bleeding or trauma, cancer and a loss of blood flow.. The most common way for a dog to obtain the botulism disease is by eating a dead carcass that has the disease.. It is important to observe your dog’s behavior well, as botulism will often be diagnosed by the owner’s observation of the dog, it’s exposure to dead animals and detection of spores in the fecal samples.. To protect your dog and prevent high vet care costs, start searching for pet insurance today .

Dog falling over like drunk, or dog is acting drunk and wobbly Dog unsteady on feet suddenly, or my dog is wobbly and off-balance Dog walks in circles and is disoriented, or dog keeps walking in circles and falling over Falling to one side Dog walking sideways Dog losing balance in hind legs Dog stumbling on front legs. If your dog is wobbly and disoriented or experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should call your vet and have your dog seen.. Syncope isn’t a disease on its own that dogs are diagnosed with.. Syncope and seizures can be commonly confused with one another.. My dog keeps falling down the stairs; why?. If your dog keeps falling down the stairs, it may not be a stair issue, it may be a health issue.. A dog who hops up the stairs may have a hip issue A dog who stumbles down the stairs may have joint issues , such as arthritis A dog who leans against the wall while going up or down the stairs may have a neurological issue

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