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Question as to how my dog died
Shanna7463 posted:
My cockapoo passed away a few days ago, and it was completely out of the blue. My parents (she lived with them) came home at night and she was acting complete normal. They fed her dinner like usual, and she ate it jsu fine. Then they let her out for potty and noticed she was taking awhile to come back in. After about 20-25 minutes my dad went outside to get her and saw her floating in the pool. . When my dad was trying to resuscitate her, he notice no water was coming out of her. This makes me think she didn't drown. She has lived at that house for 8years and was complete aware of the pool...she's never fallen in before this. She was around 12-14 years old (adopted so never knew her real age) but still had quite a bit of energy. She did not act old or sluggish at all. We all were convinced she would live at least another 2-3 years maybe even more. The only changes my dad had noticed prior to her death was: a) her breath seemed a little extra smelly suddenly b) that day when he walked her she sat down twice in the middle oh the walk...she usually doesn't do that.

Those were the only differences in her behavior...nothing super drastic.

We are all completely shocked and incredibly saddened by her death. Any insight as too what might have happened would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shanna
Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your cockapoo. I know how I've felt over the years after one of my pets passed away. {{{hugs to you}}}

Unfortunately, I think it would be hard to speculate about what may have caused her death without having a vet perform an autopsy.

Here is a link to Dog Symptoms A-Z that may be helpful. Have you talked to your vet?

Take care,


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