my healthy 8 yr old schnauzer just died...why?
His name was Tybo and I don't know why he died. Two days after his 8th birthday I called him to come eat but he didn't come and I found him laying next to the couch unable to move. I got him up on the couch and he was in much distress. He was breathing heavily and within minutes he was gone. Could someone have poisoned him? I miss him so much and have never been in so much pain.
NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX: So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Hopefully you will have many happy memories of Tybo and can at least console yourself with the thought that at least Tybo did not suffer.
I'm sorry we cannot offer any real insight as to why Tybo died so suddenly. It may be like with humans, some of them may have a heart problem but know nothing about it and then they are gone, even though they seemed so fit and healthy.
It sounds like Tybo was dearly loved and had eight happy years on this Earth, which is a lot more than many dogs.