Dog died suddenly

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  1. Jay Bones

    Jay Bones Member

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    Just got a call from my mother, they're on their way back from wintering in Florida, and today the chocolate lab rescue Lilly's belly was swollen and firm. She tried to vomit but couldn't get anything up and was very lethargic. So they pulled off at a larger town, and found a vet.

    Vet diagnosed twisted stomach, and said she needed surgery immediately. Made arrangements with a hospital 45 minutes away. About half into the drive my mom smelled intestinal gas, the dog had died and her muscles released.

    http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/gastric-volvulus-bloat-dogs

    So, they are on their way up with a dead dog in the back of the van. Going to miss the last boat, and tomorrow they'll take her remains to our vet who will have her cremated.

    We haven't had this dog for very long, only about 2 years. She was a rescue from a puppy mill, and over bred. Not socialized, and the only lab I've ever known that didn't know how to retrieve or like the water.

    She was getting better retrieving, and no longer walked around puddles or freaked out when the grass was wet with dew in the morning.

    She was gentle and very sweet and a perfect dog for my parents at this stage in their lives.

    I am unbelievably sad, I was looking forward to having her up here again, seeing how she'd react to coming back to this house. I even bought a large bunch of bananas, her favorite treat.

    Still weeping about Prince a few days ago, and now I'm in tears. With the other dogs, we had them out down and were prepared (as much as you ever can be) for it.

    Some pics:
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    And she used to sleep like this. It was very cure the way she'd "snore"- whistle on the intake of breath and lips flapping on the exhale. Cartoonish.
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  2. Floyd Eye

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    Damn. Sorry to hear it brother.
     
  3. Probos

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    That's awful - so sorry for your family's loss. RIP Lilly.
     
  4. Totally Bored

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    Sorry man. Pets are such a important part of our lives and the unconditional love they give us is unmeasurable. Mojo sent !!!
     
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  5. Jahn

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    Wow that is so sad. But good on your folks to give a rescue a happy life however brief. After we lost our dog last year to old age, we decided to go the rescue route as well. Our two kittens are challenging but so rewarding!
     
  6. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    So sorry about this man. Nothing really prepares you for it, and its incredibly hard to walk through. I've been there. Even so, her love will never leave you. Amazing things, dogs are.
     
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    My condolences. We lost our CLR Quik four years ago and I still miss him.
     
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    Condolences, Jay. RIP, Lilly.
     
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    Mojo sent! Pets add so much to our lives.
     
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    My condolences. As others have said, pets are really a part of the family, so it's tough to see them go.
     
  11. derekd

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    Dadgum it, I'm sorry.

    It is always too soon when our pets leave us.

    When you are ready, there will be another pup who needs your love and care just as much as Lilly did.
     
  12. MoPho

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    Condolences. I lost my sh!t when I had to put by Golden, Sugar, down.
     
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  13. TheTones

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    Sorry man, I know your pain.
     
  14. DK207

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    So sorry to hear. Best to you and your family.
     
  15. DrewH

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    poor puppy :-(

    I've had bloat happen to a dog twice. Both times we were lucky it didn't involve torsion. Almost always its caused by overeating (dog finds food bag, etc). Maybe this wasn't the case in this instance but its a good time to remind people to always secure a dogs food properly.

    My condolences on your loss.
     
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    martyncrew Gold Supporting Member

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    Rescue dogs are the best, so sorry for your loss.
     
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    Torsion is a bitch - damn rare for a dog to survive it because by the time it's been diagnosed, the damage has been done. I lost my favorite big yellow Lab that way.

    So sorry for your family's loss.
     
  18. dohmar

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    Poor girl. At least shes not in any pain. Condolances

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  19. Whiskeyrebel

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    You should write a song in honor of her. Seriously.
     
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