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Wineandpopcorn Tue 27-Oct-15 11:17:49

My little Pug, who is only 4, died suddenly on Sunday evening. We were chasing him around the room, playing, when he just collapsed and keeled over. He was dead within a minute. I just can't stop thinking about how it happened, and why, when he was so young. My little 2 year old witnessed the whole thing, and keeps asking why he's sick and where he's gone. My husband and I can't stop crying, and my 12 year old is completely devastated too. I just can't get my head around it, and the house feels so empty and cold without him sad.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 27-Oct-15 11:21:48

Oh god how awful. so very sorry sad

it was nothing you did there was probably an undetected underlying condition that caused it.

what a nasty shock for you all flowers

Cocolepew Tue 27-Oct-15 11:24:16

How awful, so sorry flowers

sparechange Tue 27-Oct-15 11:25:23

I'm so sorry.
Did you take him to the vet for a post mortem?

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 27-Oct-15 11:38:45

Oh Wine. I am so terribly, terribly sorry. You poor things.

Going through similar at the moment (6 year old Lab with cancer - not long left). So I understand that awful, gut-wrenching, hollow feeling you have.


1woozle Tue 27-Oct-15 11:43:11

So sad - I agree with giles he must've had an underlying condition but a horrible shock for you all flowers.

mollie123 Tue 27-Oct-15 13:28:38

sadly- pugs are prone to a lot of health conditions - which would probably explain his sudden death
not that that is much comfort and sorry for your loss. flowers
Unless there is a reason for it which might help other pug owners I personally would not have a PM - your sadness and loss is hard enough to bear without adding to it.

Wineandpopcorn Tue 27-Oct-15 13:30:03

we took him to the vets, and they are arranging for him to be cremated. we didn't want to put him through a post mortem, as stupid as that sounds, we wanted him to remain intact. the vet said it sounds like a heart attack, but they can't be sure. my husband is blaming himself as he's the one that was chasing him getting him all excited sad. I just can't stop thinking about it, and I miss him so much.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 27-Oct-15 15:04:37

Oh he can't blame himself. if it was due to an underlying condition it could have happened any time. he was playing and loving his dog. it was unfortunate but it was no one's fault. please dont blame yourself wine-dhhe died happy and playing with his family who loved him there are worse ways to go x

Themodernuriahheep Tue 27-Oct-15 16:02:57

I'm so so sorry. Truly awful.

You gave him a lovely life, though, he was with the people he loved, he didn't suffer long, and now he will be in the a Happy Hunting Grounds ( or so you can tell you 2 year old) where he will be getting the rewards all good dogs get, finally catching that squirrel.

I'm. So sorry.

CuddlesAndShit Tue 27-Oct-15 16:48:06

Oh gosh I'm so sorry, what an awful shock for you all sad

All I can do is reiterate other posters and say that his last moments were with his family, having fun and feeling loved, not that I imagine that's much comfort right now.


GissASquizz Tue 27-Oct-15 16:49:55

So sorry x

honeyroar Tue 27-Oct-15 21:43:00

I'm so sorry. Please don't blame yourselves. It really wasn't anything to do with you. Try and focus on the fact that your little dog was with a family he loved, playing and having fun when he died. He didn't get a drawn out illness, he didn't suffer.. While his life may have been short, it was good, and that is down to you and your family..

LetThereBeCupcakes Wed 28-Oct-15 07:14:13

Honestly OP he had a lovely, lovely life and he was being loved and played with when he went. Please give your DH a massive un-mumsnetty hug from me and tell him it was NOT HIS FAULT.

How are you all today? How are the DCs?

villainousbroodmare Wed 28-Oct-15 07:49:19

As others have said, he had a marvellous, fun, loved life and died swiftly, having fun with his people.
It's not uncommon in flatfaced breeds. Not DH's fault.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Wed 28-Oct-15 08:51:30

Gosh I'm so sorry, what a horrible shock. Just want to reiterate that the poor little dog obviously had an underlying health condition that you couldn't possibly have known anything about and it is not your poor dh's fault. Everybody plays mad games with their dogs, it's part of the fun. I'm so sorry for your poor dc too, it's devastating to lose your dog and even more so when you have no warning.

I'm sure he's happy up there chasing his squirrels. flowers

Wineandpopcorn Wed 28-Oct-15 09:19:10

Thank you everyone, last night was tough my 12 year old cried himself to sleep, and the 2 year old keeps asking for her doggy sad. My husband and I are struggling to hold it together, and keep reliving how it happened. The house just feels soulless without him sad. My cat is pining for him too, they used to snuggle up on the settee every night, and he keeps going room to room meowing.

BestIsWest Wed 28-Oct-15 09:39:51

I'm so sorry. Just been through losing a dog myself. It is heartbreaking. flowers

villainousbroodmare Wed 28-Oct-15 09:47:46

Very sadly, it is extremely likely that the underlying health condition that caused this tragic sudden death is not at all mysterious or unknown, but the result of breeding for a severely flattened face with consequent narrowed airways and predisposition to asphyxiation.
sad flowers

TheoriginalLEM Wed 28-Oct-15 09:53:51

Oh gosh, you poor things sad sad So very sad for you.

It does very much sound like it was the dogs heart that gave out. Please tell your DH not to blame himself, this was just waiting to happen. My bet that he either had a leaky valve or an enlarged heart and both of these can lead to sudden death.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, you could have done to prevent it and nothing you would have done would have caused it.

flowers You must be devestated.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 28-Oct-15 18:45:02

Aw Wine very sad but your dog's last memory was playing chase-play with your DH.
Sounds like a happy last memory for him, yes?

Themodernuriahheep Wed 28-Oct-15 21:58:05

Am so sorry.

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