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My German Shepherd Died Suddenly

My 6 year old German Shepherd, Cherokee, died this morning. He was fine when I let him out to use the bathroom. When he came in he seemed fine. About 15 mins. later he was making a moaning sound and white foam was coming out of his mouth. He died immediately. What could have caused this?

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February 9, 20180 found this helpful
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This almost sounds like the dog was poisoned. Can you go and look around your yard and see if anyone threw something in there that the dog could have eaten. Normally, if an animal has ingested poison this will be the immediate reaction. One of my dog's was poisoned and it was so quick there was nothing I could do about it. He was fine one minute and playing in the river and not long after this he started to foam at the mouth and was dead. He wasn't sick before this.

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February 11, 20180 found this helpful
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Dogs are attracted to the sweetness of ethylene glycol (in auto antifreeze), which is very toxic. I do not know how fast it acts, though. Perhaps someone had a coolant leak or drained their antifreeze to replace it and your dog drank it.

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February 9, 20180 found this helpful

It could have been rabies or an illness that affected his respiratory system. Sorry for your loss.

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February 11, 20180 found this helpful

Someone or something has poisoned your doggie. Rabies does not kill that fast.

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Most likely rat poison. I know how painfull losing a doggie can be. So sorry for you

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February 11, 20180 found this helpful

It sounds like poisoning and there is nothing you can do. You might ask your veterinarian , they usually have an answer to every thing, having studied animal behavior and usually seen most any thing.

I am sorry for your lose, must have been devastating to watch.

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February 12, 20180 found this helpful
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Or could it have been a seizure? Sometimes when an animal gets hit on the head, or if the animal falls off of something, it can hit it's head so hard, this can cause that to happen too.

I saw that happen once, my mom came over to visit me when I was in my 20's. She had her little Terrier dog with her, and my roommate had a cat. My mom's dog went nuts when he saw the cat, and the cat jumped up on the table, and so did her dog. When the cat leaped off the table, so did her dog, but her dog

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landed on the hard tile floor on his chin, which was devastating, and that caused the foaming and there wasn't anything the veterinary hospital could do.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care.

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February 13, 20180 found this helpful

This sounds like poison. It may be unintentional, slug or rat bait. Sadly I have heard of it being intentional. I am so sorry.

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February 13, 20180 found this helpful

This is really sad. I know you are heart broken but you probably should try to find out what might have poisoned your dog.

  • Did your dog have a confined area to go when you let him out or is there a large area for him to run?
  • If he was not in a confined area then it is possible he picked up something from a neighbor's yard or even a garage.
  • People who do not have animals will many times put rat or mouse poison out not realizing a neighbors animal could find it.
  • Have you had any problems or complaints from anyone about your dog?
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  • If you suspect someone did this on purpose you can report it to the police department and ask them to investigate.
  • With pets, it is always best to have a confined area for them to use or keep them on a leash.

I hope you will find another pet to love in the near future.

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