Last Friday my seemingly healthy Rottie mix BB just collapsed and died almost immediately. My son and I were walking him, everything seemed absolutely normal. Our beast ( and I say that with absolute love) was about 100 lbs and a rescue so we can only approximate his age at 9-10. He was at the vet just 2 months ago and vet said he was doing great, wouldn't have thought he was 9. We are so heartbroken over losing him. As many others have said the mornings are tough and coming home without him waiting at the front door, tail wagging ferociously, is gut wrenching. Has anyone else heard of anything like this happening to a dog, just collapsing on the spot? I know that by it happening quickly he didn't suffer and we didn't have to make the difficult choices that so many with an ill pet have had to, but I'm angry and broken hearted that he is gone and so suddenly. Thank you for listening.
I’m so sorry for your loss. The very same thing happened with our 10 year old Rhodesian Boxer mix. He was healthy and still doing Agility. One evening while lying on the couch he just didn’t wake up. I was just with him within 8-9 min before and he was fine. The vet said most likely it was a heart attack. I felt just as you do. It was easy for him, no suffering and Im grateful for that. It was excruciating for us because it was so unexpected and sudden. No goodbyes. I was heartbroken and angry that he didn’t have more time to do all the things he loved. The pain doesn’t go away it Just subsides to a different level.
Oscar, always Mommy’s Boy, forever in my ❤️