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Causes of Sudden Death in Dogs

Losing your pet is always very painful whatever animal it is. Especially when the loss becomes unexpected it hurts us more.

We never think that our pet dog will die suddenly without showing any signs or warning but in reality, it sometimes occurs.

You believe it or not, like humans dogs can also die all of a sudden without any disease.

But the fact is that there is obviously some cause behind that death.

Now to know about that cause you will have to get related to some facts and information.

Sudden deaths in dogs are not very rare and so we suggest you read this article to have some knowledge about that so that at least you can do something for your pet before they leave you.

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Never think that somebody has poisoned your dog. It is a very rare chance and most of the dogs die all of a sudden to some other various reasons.

Instead of blaming others think about those reasons. According to a scientific survey, nearly 10 percent of deaths in dogs caused every year are sudden.

Amazingly very few of these dogs have any existence of chronic disease in their body.

But what can be the reason? Veterinarians say that most of the sudden deaths in dogs are caused by Cardiac Diseases, Unobserved Trauma, Gastrointestinal Disease, Infection and Poisoning.

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So now we can get an idea that most of the deaths are caused due to cancer, heart diseases, respiratory failures and Acute Infections.

Again some death causes remain completely undetermined but still it is very rare. So let’s have a deeper look into all of them to give you all a clear idea and assumption about the matter.

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Causes of Sudden Death in Dogs

1. Heart Disease: The most common cardiovascular diseases in dogs include myocardial or heart muscle degeneration, hypertrophy, necrosis, heart tumors, congenital anomalies, and cardiomyopathies. These all diseases can cause sudden death in dogs. Cardiac tumors are a great cause but there are other cancer types which can also cause sudden deaths.

Primary Cardiomyopathies are associated with 6% of total deaths. So it can be easily concluded that heart diseases are one of the most crucial factors that can take your pet’s life all of a sudden.

2. Gastrointestinal Diseases: It is seen that most of the gastrointestinal diseases cause death in a short period of time and everything occurs all of a sudden. Sudden cases of Parvovirus with no clinical signs and volvulus all can result in a rapid deterioration and ultimate quick death.

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