Hello, I'm looking for answers for what may have happened.
My clumber spaniel was 11 and pretty sick from tumour. In the past 3 or so days he wanted to stay outside on the yard, even sleep there in the 20F cold nights. Normally he loved being inside, but no more, it seemed. Then he stopped communicating both with me and my other dog, a bobtail who was his best friend. So all he did was sitting outside, wheezing loudly, occasionally howling as if in pain. He stopped eating, even treats, and hardly drank any water.
I finally decided to bring him inside earlier today. He just looked so miserable out there, and I was sure he is cold since it's winter already.
I picked him up (he weighed 66 pounds or so) and carried him into the house. He really didn't feel like coming back to the house, and he struggled a bit. And then, while still in my arms, he went into a spasm, his legs stiffened and he let out one final howl. I put him down the carpet, he peed and his head went into a final brief seizure. Then he passed......
What I would like to know is about the timing: him being picked up and carried back in the house, perhaps against his will. Could this actually accelerate his dying so that he died in my arms on the way inside?
I'm sorry if this is semi-coherent, I'm still in shock. Thank you for any replies.