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My rhodesian ridgeback has just died

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by PennyFriend, Oct 21, 2012.


  1. PennyFriend

    PennyFriend PetForums Newbie

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    I am in pieces and to be quite honest I don't want to live without my beautiful Zola!!! She was 4years 5months and 11 days she had been given RIMADYL for her elbow displaysia and on Friday night showed symptoms of a burst ulcer. The vet did not pick this up straight away and we took her the following morning to the 'Specialist Vets in Birmingham' that had prescribed it to her. They did emergency surgery but she died this morning at 5.15am. I didn't want her to be on this drug but the specialists vet assured me it would be ok. They up her dosage a few days ago. She had a big ulcer and it had partly burst. I cant live without her she was my best friend I spent 22hours a day with her and she slept by me on my bed and I need her!!! If anyone reads this please don't let your dog take rimadyl. I didn't think it could happen to my dog but it has!!!!!
     
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    2dogs PetForums Junior

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    sorry to hear about your zola :(
    Not sure about that drug, but with pet meds some dogs will have different reactions to it, someone I know had a collie who had a bad time on metacalm.
    Really sorry for you, its an awful thing to lose a pet. x
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    So so sorry that you have lost her and in a dog so young its even more devastating. My heart goes out to you.

    May your spirit run forever free in sunshine Zola, taken too young.
     
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    This is so sad for you and I know you will blame yourself for her going we all on this forum have lost our very much love pets so we do know how you feel. Keep in touch and take care.
     
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    smokeybear PetForums VIP

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    I have read very similar posts over the last year, on several forums, all involve the same story, only the breed of dog changes.

    Strange
     
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    So sorry to hear of your loss xxx
    My dog is on that drug and thankfully hes ok on it, its such a worry about the drugs our pets have to have
     
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    So sorry to hear about your beloved Zola.

    My heart goes out to you, dear Penny.

    If you scroll down the Index page you'll come to 'Rainbow Bridge'. It's a rememberance & tribute section for people whose beloved pets have passed over to the world of spirit.
    I think it would be helpful to you to make a tribute for your Zola there. Most people here have been through the sorrow of losing a beloved pet and will know how you are feeling....
     
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    I am so sorry to hear about Zola; welcome to PF albeit under such sad circumstances. If you want to stick around on here there are plenty of kind folk who will listen xx.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :) Sorry to hear your RR passed! :(
     
  10. PennyFriend

    PennyFriend PetForums Newbie

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    I really don't think I can do this, my heart has been ripped out!! I cant live without her she was my life........
     
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    Do hope you are not alone and you have someone who can share this all with you.
     
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    kate8888 PetForums Junior

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    So sorry to hear of your loss x
     
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    Ridgielover PetForums Senior

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    I am so very sorry to read of your loss of your lovely Zola - how terrible for you to lose her at such a young age. I can only imagine your devastation. I have Ridgebacks and know just how special they are.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Zayna PetForums VIP

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    so sorry to hear this.. I would be devastated if I lost my beloved Roz, she is my best friend.
    RIP Lola xxxx
     
  16. joyous growler

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    Dear Penny,

    I understand and share your pain. I feel, how can hurt you when you lose a friend you love.

    However, I'm sure that your lost friend wouldn't want you to be sad for a long time. Because she loved you, too.

    And she was devoted to your happiness. She wants to see you happy still. Please, don't be a disappointment to her and your family.

    Weep for your beloved Zola if you must. Then wipe your tears and keep going. The sun will rise tomorrow in the sky, like usual.

    And the life brings you another dog that you'll love. Zola will give you that dog, and she wants you to love each other.

    Do you promise it will be so, right?:)

    Hugs,

    Al
     
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