Lost a dog... :'(

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  1. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    We lost a dog yesterday at work. A white GSD who happens to board quite a bit was boarding with us. I've known this dog roughly about a year now.

    Anyways, she woke up yesterday morning and was disoriented and couldn't walk. She was just lying there practically dead.

    We have a vet office a couple doors down and she had to be carried over there right away by two people. They ran a couple tests, but she was so far gone that the vet made the decision to euthanize her. Her owners aren't upset at our company, but I can't help feeling terrible about losing a dog in our care. It was so sudden. She was dead within an hour of being discovered not being able to move or walk.

    I still don't know what exactly caused her death and I really need to ask my boss if an autopsy was done. It was just so sudden.

    I'm really upset over the whole situation.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    How awful. I remember the first time a horse died at the barn I worked at--it is a terrible feeling, but don't blame yourself. Sometimes this stuff just happens with animals. I hope they are able to find some answers.
     
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    I'm so sorry. I work in as vet clinic but we also do boarding, and we have lost perfectly healthy dogs before, too. Twice one weekends where I had the kennel rotation. Once I came in and the doctor had the dog opened up doing a necropsy and I was all 'WTF?!" and the second time the dog ate, had a seizure, and died - I intubated her and everything but she was already gone.
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    I came in to do the morning care at the boarding clinic I worked at in TX, and one of our elderly regulars had died in her sleep. Some of the regulars we got were so old and in such bad shape, i feel like it spoke volumes for our level of care that we didn't lose more. Sorry you had to go through that. :(
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    How sad. :( what an awful thing to happen for everyone.

    It sounds similar to how we lost Sophie. She was her normal happy self, a little restless the night before (wouldn't settle in bed but otherwise fine) and the next morning wouldn't eat or walk or move. We had to lift her into the car in her bed to get her to the vet. They found massive tumour wrapped around her aorta and there wasn't anything they could do.
    Sometimes they just go downhill so fast.
     
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    Oh goodness, that is so sad for everyone. Especially the owners, but on the kennel staff too. I guess the owners would have requested a necropsy if they had wanted it. Unfortunately, these things happen so suddenly sometimes. :(
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    That's sad :(

    I always worry though with the suddenly waking up disoriented/unable to walk/move etc is often vestibular which is very distressing but has a good prognosis. Taz has had it twice recently, and the vet wanted to euthanize.... She's recovered both times. First one took a few months, second wasn't as severe and she's ok in a few weeks.
     
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    (((hugs))) :(
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Oh crap, I'm so sorry. We haven't lost anybody at work yet, thank god. I can only imagine how heartrending that is.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    It's still really bothering me... Maybe because we lost a dog that was in our care that belonged to someone else. :(

    I did find out what the vets think caused it. Her owners had her on Prednisone (sp?) and also had her on some sort of immune deficiency medication or steroids I believe. The vets said that it looked like their was some sort of a conflict of the medications in her system.
     
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    Oh man . . . I wonder who prescribed the meds and if it was the same vet :(
     
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    Thats so sad. :(
     

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