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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-22-2018, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Sudden Death in our 6 yr old V

Just curious if anyone else has experienced sudden death with their V? Zepley, 6 yr old, died yesterday. She usually goes to work with me but she's been staying at home with my wife and our 2 week old newborn. The only sign she showed...she was laying in her cozy cave on her side and stretched out abnormally far and had her had stretched back more than normal then she went back to her laying position. My wife knew something was up so she went over to Zepley and her tongue dropped out of her mouth and she was gone.



She had absolutely no health issues or signs of distress and I watched her on our Ring doorbell go out with my wife and she was her normally self hopping around...this was 1 hr before she died.


We were worried at first with the new addition to the house as Z wasn't interested the first couple days but for the last week and 1/2 she had been very interested and has been following us around and has been involved with diaper changes, late night feedings, etc....so it's not a lonely heart break thing.


No poison or anything because we don't have any around and she never leaves our side or sight.



Just curious if this has happened to anyone else. It's completely devastating. Thank you.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-22-2018, 01:20 PM
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Sorry for you loss.
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I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

I've had a friend have it happen to a English Pointer, and a different person to their lab.
Without a necropsy, there is just no way to pinpoint the reason.

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I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

I've had a friend have it happen to a English Pointer, and a different person to their lab.
Without a necropsy, there is just no way to pinpoint the reason.
How old were they? Did they have a necropsy done?
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I am very sorry and this must be devastating. Perhaps your vet can help with some possible reasons?
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I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

I've had a friend have it happen to a English Pointer, and a different person to their lab.
Without a necropsy, there is just no way to pinpoint the reason.
How old were they? Did they have a necropsy done?
The pointer was 4 years old, and the lab was 5 or 6. Neither had a necropsy preformed.
What was strange about the Pointer, was her full sister past the next year in the same way. Energetic, and normaly that morning, but looked to have past away in her crate, when they returned home from work.

Not all those who wander are lost.

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Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

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I am so sorry for your loss. If possible, you might try reaching out to the breeder to see if there have been similar cases in the bloodlines.
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I am so sorry for your loss. If possible, you might try reaching out to the breeder to see if there have been similar cases in the bloodlines.
Thank you. We were thinking about that but worried about response. We don’t want breeder to think we’re blaming them and we don’t think there’s any reason for them to tell us if there was an issue. We hope to get a V from breeder down the road when we’re ready and when our newborn is a little older.

The sad thing is we planned on getting another V in the next 3-4 years before our Zepley passed away...we waited too long.

I knew it would be hard but we’re completely devastated. As the man of the house for my wife and newborn I’m trying to remain strong but the agony is unbearable. She went to work with me almost everyday. She was so special...I don’t think non V owners know how close we are to our dogs.

When do people start moving their dogs items/belongings? I don’t want to ever move her box of toys. She has 4-5 toys still on living room floor because she had to always get every toy out of box haha
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I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

I've had a friend have it happen to a English Pointer, and a different person to their lab.
Without a necropsy, there is just no way to pinpoint the reason.
How old were they? Did they have a necropsy done?
The pointer was 4 years old, and the lab was 5 or 6. Neither had a necropsy preformed.
What was strange about the Pointer, was her full sister past the next year in the same way. Energetic, and normaly that morning, but looked to have past away in her crate, when they returned home from work.
Thank you for update. I always thought she’d die of old age and we’d have time to say our last goodbyes and do things she loved. Never thought it would be so sudden and out of the blue.
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I didn't take down my beagle's crate for probably 2 months after he passed. Honestly, I probably should have done it sooner. It was harder seeing it every day.

I'm so sorry for your loss.
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