Re: Sudden death at 7mths
Sometimes they just go, and we don't know why, or if we do we just don't understand how we could have prevented it. It always hurts.
Don't blame yourself, or believe it was something that you did, or missed, and didn't do.
I've lost two early.
The first was preventable had we known about Lyme titer testing and vaccinations against it, which were new at the time. Lyme had just really started to become a more fully understood disease.
I was playing frisbee with my dog when the vet came to put him asleep. We thought he had a stomach problem at first, because he had gone off his food.
The second I lost to a blood disorder 2 months after a full yearly exam, including detailed bloodwork. The only outward symptom I noticed was that he seemed a little tired. By the time the vet saw him they couldn't reverse the issue.
They're so strong that unfortunately by the time we realize something is wrong, it may be too late.
Keep him in your heart, and you'll always have him with you.
Remember the things he taught you, for the next little guy.
You'll never beat a lesson into a dog, you just beat desire out.