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Sadly my boy Gus died at the vet this past Monday. He got up that morning and seemed under the weather and wasn't interested in his breakfast. He was fine all weekend and I just thought he wasn't feeling good. I got a call at work from the dog walker saying Gus couldn't get up. I took him to the vet and they discovered his body temperature was dangerously low so they started to try warming him up and give him fluids through a IV. Initially they were thinking Addison's disease from the symptoms he displayed. While waiting on the results of blood work they tried to get some urine to test and couldn't get any even with a catheter. They were preparing to do a ultrasound to check why his bladder was empty(after being given a lot of fluid through the IV) he went into cardiac arrest and they couldn't save him. In the end they determined he had sudden onset acute renal failure. The senior vet told my later that he's only seen acute renal failure happen this fast only 2 times in his 43 years.

My other doodle Lilly has spent most of the week wondering where her brother is. She's slowly starting to get back to old self. We're going to take the long Veterans Day weekend away in Gettysburg, PA for a change of scenery.

Rest in peace my sweet boy. You had a amazing 12 1/2  years and are going to be missed by a lot of family and friends.

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Comment by DonMarie and Picco on November 16, 2018 at 6:34am

So sorry to hear. He went so suddenly. I'm sure you have great memories.  Rest in peace beautiful Gus.

Comment by J and Riley (and Luna) on November 16, 2018 at 5:18am

I'm so sorry, rest in peace sweet Gus.  

Comment by Judy Gordon on November 15, 2018 at 9:03pm

I am so sorry for your loss.

My ‘doodles are my kids. I can’t even think about losing one of them.

They love like brother and sister and fight like brother and sister. Yet they are inseparable.

May you find Peace until you see Gus again.

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Comment by Maryann,Roo and Tigger on November 15, 2018 at 5:34pm

Hugs to all.  Losing a beloved dog is so sad and overwhelming.  When the grief eases remember Gus with laughter and love.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on November 15, 2018 at 2:31pm

I'm so sorry. I know how awful it is to lose them suddenly like this. May he rest in peace. I know he will live in your heart always. 

Comment by Carol and Banjo on November 15, 2018 at 11:37am

I'm so very sorry for your loss.   How terribly sad to lose your long time friend so suddenly.   Hugs to you and sweet Lilly.

Comment by Laurie, Fudge, and Vern on November 15, 2018 at 11:32am

I am so sorry about Gus! The suddenness of losing him has to be overwhelming for all of you! I always feel so badly for the dogs left behind and the confusion they must feel. Hugs to all of you, including Lilly!

Comment by Deb, Buford & Smokey on November 15, 2018 at 4:45am

Losses are never easy but unexpected ones like this seem especially difficult.  So sorry for the loss of your sweet boy.  Comfort to you guys and Lilly, too. Deb

Comment by Stella on November 14, 2018 at 7:04pm

So sorry for your sudden loss. Hugs to you and your family. 


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