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Beautiful boxer girl died suddenly in her sleep

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by Tracylou, Jan 24, 2019.


  1. Tracylou

    Tracylou PetForums Newbie

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    Our beautiful boxer girl had just turned 5 and died suddenly in her sleep days later. No explication whatsoever even the vet that examined her said he could see how healthy she was and well looked after. I have heard of sudden death in dogs but never thought it would happen to my girl. We have since learned about heart screening for boxers but we never had any cause for concern.
    Has anyone experienced sudden death in a dog?
    It’s been 4 weeks and we still can’t come to terms with what’s happened. We were so shocked and no postmortem was offered we just wanted her back home.
    The only comfort we take from her death is that she was on the bed with us and appeared to have gone in her sleep
     
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    No experience of this condition, but so sorry for your loss :(
     
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    Bugsys grandma PetForums VIP

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    Oh good lord how awful for you. I'm afraid I have no idea what could have caused this. I did very suddenly lose my border collie some years ago. She seemed fine but suddenly one night woke up making a noise like she was about to be sick, I got her from my bedroom to the bathroom, thinking it would be easier to clear up sick from the tiled floor, she collapsed and seconds later died in my arms. It is thought she had a massive heart attack.

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Like you say though you can take great comfort that she died peacefully in her sleep laying next to those she loved and trusted.
     
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    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    So sorry for your loss
     
  5. Blaise in Surrey

    Blaise in Surrey PetForums VIP

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    Dreadful: I’m so sorry.
     
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  6. Calvine

    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    What an awful shock; sorry for your loss. My neighbours had a Briard and the same happened there. They heard him give a tiny bark in the middle of the night, thought he'd heard a fox outside, and found him in the morning. You must feel awful.
     
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  7. pooch495

    pooch495 PetForums Junior

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    While there is no replacement for a loss of a pet, remembering she passed while at home, somewhere she loved and was loved, and without any prolonged pain or suffering is something that can help a bit. So sorry for your loss.
     
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    ttaylor45 PetForums Member

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    I am so sorry about your girl what an awful shock for you, I lost both my toy poodles last year due to illness which was bad enough and I am still trying to get over their loss so I can only imagine how you feel when your dog seemed healthy.
     
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  9. MissMiloKitty

    MissMiloKitty PetForums VIP

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    I've never experienced this but sudden unexplained death does happen to animals and humans from time to time.
    Your dog's life was short but happy and she knew she was well loved. X
     
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