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Old 07-18-2012, 08:58 AM
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I posted questions about chocolate labs a few weeks ago. Our family is in shock right now. My daughter bought a Chocolate lab 10 days ago. She was 8 weeks old weighted 10lbs when she got her, she was 12.5lbs last night. She was a great little puppy. She called me last night and told me something just didn't look right, a womans intuition. I came right over and we decided to bring her into the emergency vet. She started going down hill very quickly and passed about 5 hours latter. We had the vet do all the tests, blood work, Parvo, X rays, the whole gamut. All came back negative?? She did have a 104 temp, a little high. She started losing her control and pee, pooped and vomited all at once on the exam table, and started getting stiffer by the minute. She also started yelping when we would touch her hind quarters. She played all day as normal puppy's do and did not exhibit any signs, it seemed to come on with in an hour. The pup crashed 3 times in the ER and after the vet tried everything, she suggested my daughter have her put down as she was obviously in major pain. The house is air-conditioned and the dog was only out for a few minutes at a time, then back in as it has been 100 here. The puppy has not been out of my daughters sight so I do not suspect she got a hold of any toxins such as antifreeze. The only thing I can think of is she did seem to chew on landscaping bark, we would immediately pull it out of her mouth. I also have a pond and I had a small pile of string algae that she got a hold of. I also took that away immediately. I am at a complete loss right now. Of course my daughter is not taking this too good. I don't know if we are going to do an autopsy or not. One side of me says yes, and the other side says no. I don't think my daughter could take knowing that it could be something she would blame her self for. In the 10 days the puppy owned us she was inseparable from my daughter. What do you guys think about the autopsy?
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:03 AM
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That is terrible, as far as autopsy goes, might be a good idea if you intend to get another dog to know if there is some plant on your property that was the cause.
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Sheesh that's terrible for your daughter and your family. Doubt the bark was the issue - my 2 labs eat that crap too. Not sure what an algae string is....

I would have to disagree on an autopsy. What would you really gain from that? Added closure for a price?

Good luck.
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I agree with the above. If another pet is in the future it would help to know if there is something in the area causing it.
Sorry for the loss.
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Oh my... that is truly heartbreaking! I feel so sorry for your loss. Personally, I don't know that I'd do the autopsy, but as others said, it may be good to know going forward as prevention in the future.
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First thing I'd do is send all info and tests to Michigan State University Vet School.

They might even do an autopsy.

Might have been blastomycosis.

I feel for you and your daughter.
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There is a landscaping mulch that we think kills dogs. It killed my sister's dog she thinks. I just checked with her and it was a Scott's brand that was black in color, I thought at the time Scott's might have treated all their mulch with weed or insect killer.
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There is a landscaping mulch that we think kills dogs. It killed my sister's dog she thinks. I just checked with her and it was a Scott's brand that was black in color, I thought at the time Scott's might have treated all their mulch with weed or insect killer.
Now I can believe that.
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Any chance it got into some raisins, very toxic to dogs.
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Sorry to hear about your daughter's puppy!

Perhaps the dog contracted Naegleria fowleri (brain eating ameba) from your pond when it grabbed the algae? While reports focus on human deatls, according to a study by NIH, in an effort to determine the affects on live-stock and animals, researchers took the Naegleria fowler ameba from a boy who died in FL and put it in the nostrils of shep and they died 7 dys later from amebic infection of the central nervous system.

Alternatively maybe a small snake (coral, mocasin etc) bit the puppy?
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The algae scares me a bit. Growing up a few hours north of you on Lake Winnebago there were quite a few cases of dogs dying from eating a certain algae. The high temperatures we're having this year has made the algae worse from what I've heard.

I'm sorry to hear about your family's loss and hope you can get to the root of it.

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From such joy to ......, how trgic!

Its sad to say but you guys are all ready nee ddep in bill, you really do need to knw.
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Very sad....
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Sad. I know blue green algae is toxic to dogs.
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Originally Posted by Tuna Colada View Post
Sad. I know blue green algae is toxic to dogs.


http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Center...hy_hab_wis.pdf
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that just sucks to hear that.
Might not be the right time to ask the question but, Where did you buy the dog ? anychance of a puppy mill inner breading dogs ? My sister inlaw went through something that sounds somewhat like this , but it wasn't a lab.
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Sad indeed sorry for the loss Not wNting this to come off as being inconsiderate or uncaring I however would say get an autopsy to learn what caused the pups untimely death It could have eaten something toxic or it could have been a hereditary birth defect in which case any reputable breeder would give your daughter a replacement pup or a full refund.
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did you recently apply/give the dog any flee and tick meds?
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Did you contact the breeder and tell them what happened? Any other problems with the litter? A good breeder would most likely provide another dog, if didn't get into something.
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