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.