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My dogs sudden death

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by salibec, Jul 19, 2009.


  1. salibec

    salibec PetForums Newbie

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    Hi i have just come back from a 2 week holiday and my 2 british bulldog girls stayed in boarding kennels. I had my girls back on friday and on saturday afternoon my 1 year old bullie just suddenly died, does anyone know what could have happened, could the kennels be responsible, she was a very fit and healthy 1 year old bulldog. Any help and advice would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    OMG i am soo sorry to hear your bad news. My thoughts are with you all. Perhaps you could speak to the kennel and see how she was when she was there and perhaps if any other dogs have been ill or died
     
  3. Nonnie

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    Are you going to have a post mortem done?

    I think this really is the only way of knowing for sure. Then if its found that the kennels are responsible, you can take legal action.

    If its something else, something hereditary perhaps, then you can inform the breeders.

    I dont think theres any possible way of anyone on here being able to guess at causes, as there are far too many possible ones.
     
  4. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    theres another post on the breeding section today about a bulldog dying suddenly, i know a lot of breeders have started testing breeding stock for heart defects it sounds as though yours could possibly have suffered a heart attack, im very sorry for your loss:( x
     
  5. salibec

    salibec PetForums Newbie

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    Yes i am gettina a post mortom done in the morning.
     
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    oh soo sorry to hear of your loss. Like Nonnie said post mortem will probably be best way to see why she suddenley died.
     
  7. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I think thats a very sensible option.

    It must be a huge shock for you.
     
  8. PoisonGirl

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    That is very sad :crying: I can't imagine how devistated you must be *hugs*

    x
     
  9. Nicci

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    The boarding kennels should have insurance to cover things like this, but only in their care, I'd go for a post mortem. And possibly talk to the kennels to see how you dog was doing there. This breed don't normally cope well in kennels it could have been stress.
     
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  10. JimJamz

    JimJamz PetForums Member

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    :eek: Awful news. So sorry for loss. Definitly a wise move to have a post mortem done. Take care.
     
  11. Classyellie

    Classyellie PetForums VIP

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    I'm so sorry for your loss :(
     
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    kdlang PetForums Junior

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    Soo very sorry for your loss, i can understand how devastated you must be. Just a thought that if you ring the kennels to ask how she was there, don't mention that she has died. Just say she was out of sorts when she came out and ask how she was in the kennels. Some people immediately go on the defensive if they think they may be held responsible for something so they may not give you the truth if they know she has died.
    Huge hugs to you hun xx
     
  13. hazel pritchard

    hazel pritchard PetForums VIP

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    I think it would be better to let the kennels know what has happened,just incase any other dogs suddenly become ill,then they can act quickly.
     
  14. *WillsTillsBills*

    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    I'm so sorry to hear this :( I hope you feel better soon. xxx
     
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    im so sorry for your loss i hope you can find out what happend.
     
  16. Varkhond

    Varkhond PetForums Member

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    Sorry m8. :(
     
  17. Matrix/Logan

    Matrix/Logan PetForums VIP

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    OMG Bless you, i know how it feels to lose a dog unexpectedly, i lost my gsd 3 years ago to a ruptured splenic tumour and he had only been off colour the day before! :eek:

    I really do feel for you, yes you are right to get a post mortem at least hopefully your vet will be able to give you a reason for losing your much loved bullie!!

    :(
     
  18. mistique57

    mistique57 PetForums Junior

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    I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss.
     
  19. JuNeil

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    Very very sorry to hear this - I can't think of anything worse. x
     
  20. HighlandQuine

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    I'm so sorry for your loss :(
     
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