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    Have a question for all of my fellow RTF'rs.

    A lady who purchased a puppy called me today. She went on to inform me the FR female pup I sent her had a seizure and passed.

    Had been a healthy puppy from birth until the seizure this morning.

    I've had 4 litters from this breeding pair and never lost one. (36 pups total)

    She has 2 grown dogs in the house and 2 puppies from a breeding of her own.

    I feel like someone let all the air out of me. Would any of the dog authorities on this board have any ideas?????

    I thought maybe poison of some sort, but she says she has none out.


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    Richard,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    We haven't lost a dog from seizure, but have had 2 dogs that had seizure episodes.

    Sometimes seizures can be caused by high fever due to infection. If the owner does an autopsy, hopefully you can find the cause. Ann
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    Yes, a necropsy is the way to go. Seizures can be caused by all kinds of things.

    I know you are devestated and so is the new owner. It doesn't mean anyone is at fault in this but it is important to find out what happened to the puppy.
    When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.

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    How old was the pup?

    kg
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    The pup was 10 wks K G.




    Richard
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    Just not enough information to go on. Necropsy is the only way you might get a clue as to what happened.

    There are so many things that can happen. like you mentioned poisoning seems to come to mind first. Could be a kidney problem, could be from spoiled food. Could be from licking up some water from apuddle that had a small amount of antifreeze in it. Could be an injury to the brain, encephalitis, a virual or bacterial infection, or any number of other things.

    I heard about a puppy a few years ago that suddenly dropped dead, necropsy identified it as heart failure further testing showed that it was brought on by Chagas Disease.
    When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.

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    Did they us any flea and tick control on the pup? We sold a pup that the new owners put K-9 Advanticks on the pup. It started to have seizures. They washed the pup and the after a few days the seizures stoped.
    I point my finger at the flea and tick Advanticks.

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    Thanks for all your info. The antifreeze came to my mind as well.

    born2retrieve I will check on the flea preventative.



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    Poisonous plants...puppies get into everything.
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    Nothing to add suggestion-wise, but I'm very sorry for your loss.

    I had just placed all pups from my Newfy's last litter(she was diagnosed w/ mammary cancer while nursing the pups) and had kept a perfect little bitch. My son was playing ball in the back yard & didn't see the pup behind him. When he swung the bat, she took it full force to the head. Vet thought she would make it, but called shortly thereafter to say she looked up at him and then seizured and passed away. It does feel like all the air's been kicked out of you and I didn't own another dog for years afterwards.

    All kinds of things can happen and nobobody's to blame, but I hope you get an answer so you'll have some closure. Poor little pup.

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