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Old 08-09-2017, 10:19 PM
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hi my 8 year old pug died suddly in her sleep she was perfectly fine the day before she sleeps on my bed she has done for maybe 4 years now thats roughly how long ive had her she was gave to me by my cuzon anyways she seems perfectly fine no problems wat so ever in the weeks up an till this happened nothink i noticed she was her same happy seklf that nite i was real tired due to work i tryed to stay up late but couldnt so i went to bed 6 am the dog jumped up my bed wantin to come up like she always does i put her on the bed an she went by the wall where she sleeps and i fell straght asleep couldnt keep eyes open i then woke 6 am to find a bit of pooh on my bed straght away i knew somethink was wrong she never does this an i lifted the blanket an she was lyin there dead an in the middle of the bed by my legs she had moved about a foot maybe 2 an there was drowl on the bed an urine the drowl had a tingh of blood in it wasnt really red but could see little bits of pinky red there was 3 pacths worst one by wall then bit over towards middle of bed an a bit more where i found her but was slightly less again i dunno if she had some kind of fit an then heart attck or an heart attck alone but i didnt understand why she had moved so far at first i panicked an thought i had lied on her an suffercated her but the evidence dont add up to that shes always sleapt in my bed an i feel her move an i wake up i mean i was in a deep sleep tht nite to whicth made me think worst but where the main bit of drowly blood was by the wall that was no where near where i was lyin an i more or less woke up same place as i fell asleep i put a little weight on my other pug to see if there is any chance an he just moves so hes cunfi he doe care about my weight an he can easily wiggle free but my other dog was under blanket whicth i didnt understand as she wasnt when i fell asleep since it happened 2 wereks ago i cannot stop thinkin an blamein my self she was a little over weight an i keep thinkin i should oof excersized her more took her vets for a reguler check up an all these things i cant beleave shes gone so sudden an cant come to turns with how things happened does anyone have any info for me to try to help me get closure also i have another pug an im scared to go to sleep after wat happened i just kick my self over an over for not wakin up an helpin her it was worst timein ever an the worst day due to w9orkin long week it happened ion friday nite thanks to any one that reads my story an if any one has experience with pugs or any vets any info would be help full thank you jamie
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:13 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear you have lost your pet.

I think it would be very hard to say how she passed away without a vet looking into it.

I'm not an expert on pugs, but I had a dog die suddenly on me, and it so happened he had a cancer tumor on his pancreas that ruptured and he internally bled to death within 10 minutes of it happening. I had no idea he had a tumor, as he had been eating well, drinking his water, and walking about like nothing was wrong, and the tumor must have been there for some time.

I've also had dogs who have had strokes, and I think those are probably more common than cancer tumors breaking and killing a dog. I would suspect a stroke before I would a heart attack in a dog.

I've also had dogs who were a little overweight and they lived fine lives up to 15 or 16 years old. But, their weight gain didn't really happen until they got to be past age 10, and their slowed down a bit...and again, they were just a little over weight...not fat.

I'm not sure how closely you monitor your dogs, but is there any possibility your dog ate mouse, or rat poison or got into some anti freeze? These are pretty common ways for a dog to be poisoned....but I also think, they behave quite sickly when that happens, and it appears your dog died rather suddenly.

Again, I'm sorry for your loss, it might have been your dog died a 'natural' death, due to a stroke, or as you mentioned, maybe a heart attack, but you won't know for sure unless you let a vet do a necropsy on your dog to figure out what happened.

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So sorry you lost your baby. Its terrible to lose a loved pet. It does sound like she may have gotten into something like rat poison like Stormy suggested, but the only way to know for sure is to have your Vet perform a necropsy on her. That may help you know why. Again so sorry.
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I'm so sorry for your loss! I know it's extremely hard to lose someone so suddenly and unexpectedly.

FWIW, I do not think that anything you did caused the death of your dog. It's completely normal for the bowels and bladder emptying upon death so that's what likely caused that. As for what caused her to pass away, it could have been any number of things and you'd need a necropsy in order to find out. You'd not have been able to lay on your girl, in your sleep, and suffocate her. She'd have struggled to get out from under you long before that happened and have woken you up, so please do not blame yourself.
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