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05-31-2014 03:26 PM
Loneforce I am sorry for your loss It could have been anything that got her. Just remember the time you had together.
05-31-2014 03:12 PM
pineconeforestGSD so very sorry for your loss.
we had a Doberman who died all of a sudden,ended up being a heart attack. I had a dog almost die from eating one raisin.they are fatal to dogs.
I hope you find the cause. may you remember the great times you had together.and may your God comfort you during these toughest of times.
I lost my best friend in February.she was 13 years old.min-pin. I miss her every day.it never gets easier. but Teana is here now and needs my love.
prayers are with you. again very sorry for your loss.
05-31-2014 02:14 PM
Chip18 Sorry for your loss!
05-31-2014 12:35 PM
Brando & Julietta's Dad I am sorry to hear about your loss. Its never easy to say goodbye and even harder when there is no explanation.
05-30-2014 03:57 AM
JoeG
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Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
I am sorry for your loss. It does not sound like hemangio other than the platelets and there are so many things that can cause low platelets including some tick diseases and cancers.

Is there any chance she could have got into aspirin? A friend of mine had this happen to her dog when someone else was watching it but fortunately they caught it within hours and the dog lived after several touch and go days in the ER.
No aspirin as I have accidentally dropped my vitamins in the floor and she would not eat them after laying there for a day. I have considered tick fever as some symptoms may apply.
05-30-2014 03:50 AM
JoeG
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I gave her a cooked t-bone with very little meat along with her dry food
i think this t bone may have punctured something in her gut
i am sorry for your loss
cooked bones are very dangerous
i dont know as i would give a raw t bone in fact :-/
That was my initial reaction while looking for an answer and wanting to blame myself for it, but her doctor told me that there were no ruptures, cuts or any type of lacerations in her GI tract. He told me so without knowing beforehand about the t-bone incident as I mentioned it towards the end of our conversation. I started the question by asking him what was found in her stomach to disregard her eating a blue toad. He also made mention of no shattered bone fragments found and I could not find any in diarrhea splatters she left behind. Maybe one day I will find that t-bone buried in my backyard.
05-30-2014 03:29 AM
JoeG
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
In fact, the only real symptom she showed was leaving a bit of food in her dish. She was out running around like a puppy that morning. Cujo showed the glazed over look, and the back end pain.
Now looking back, I did notice she was leaving some food behind in her dish for the past week, only to come back later and finish it. Normally she would devour it within minutes. Two days previously, she had gone on our of long walks w/o any hesitation and the day prior to her passing away, she was playing with my son like she normally would. This all started last night with what seemed to be back pain. But now that I'm collecting bits-n-pieces of her recent behavior, about a month ago I was working late in my home office when I heard her cry for a second or so and I bolted out thinking that maybe she got bitten by a raccoon or got her paw stuck somewhere. It turned out to be nothing after I checked her and brought her in with me.

I guess this is why it was so shocking that this came and went without any prior symptoms. If only they could talk...

Thank you and everyone else for your kind loving thoughts.
05-30-2014 02:25 AM
Wicked Seraphim I am sorry for your loss. Poor Elana.

I couldn't begin to understand what happened.. I've never heard of anything like this (I am far, far from any kind of dog expert, so don't be surprised on that front). I read it and my first thought was poison of some sort.

I hope you find the cause. My heart goes out to you and your family.
05-30-2014 01:05 AM
my boy diesel I gave her a cooked t-bone with very little meat along with her dry food
i think this t bone may have punctured something in her gut
i am sorry for your loss
cooked bones are very dangerous
i dont know as i would give a raw t bone in fact :-/
05-30-2014 12:22 AM
selzer We lost Cujo to cancer, some sort of mass in his back affecting his hind legs. It killed him. But it took longer than it did with your girl -- about a month, from the point when we first saw him miss a step, stumble a little. We had him to the vet several times and they were considering spondylosis, spondylitis, and other stuff. But when the meds did not help, and we were taking him in to put him down, and got him in there, and he looked at the vet, and just passed away.

I lost my Arwen to Hemangiosarcoma. She did not have the same symptoms. In fact, the only real symptom she showed was leaving a bit of food in her dish. She was out running around like a puppy that morning.

Cujo showed the glazed over look, and the back end pain.

Tori too. Her back end went and I rushed her to the vet, and they gave me meds, and I gave them to her, and she got worse over the weekend, and I took her back, and they did x-rays, and well, we ended up putting her down, she was failing so badly, so quickly. But no blood in the stool.

It definitely sounds like your girl bled out. The low platelets, and the fearful, thunderstorm behavior, and then the bloody stool. It sounds like something burst in her, and she bled out. I'm sorry. There wasn't probably much you could have done for her. It was all so sudden.
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