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Pet Autopsy?

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by Nightspell, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Nightspell

    Nightspell Avid Nudist

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    Anyone know how much an Autopsy would cost for a smaller dog? I got a phone call last night from my girlfriend; my dog was running around playing and acting normal all night, girlfriend left for an hour or so, came back and my dog was dead. There was vomit near her that had some blood in it. She was only 6 years old or so. I'm starting to wonder if she was poisoned and want to find out if so.
     
  2. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Did you call a vet to ask?

    Maybe a full autopsy is not needed, just examine the stomach contents.


    Was she inside or outside? Any access to anti-freeze or rat poison?

    Sorry for your loss.
     

  3. Rusty Phillips

    Rusty Phillips Moderator Millennium Member

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    so are you thinking your GF did it?

    are you local or away (as in far far away)?
     
  4. BrianDamage

    BrianDamage YouTalkin'ToMe?

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    sorry to hear that guy ,that sucks. prayers sent.
    also any more info on the dog would be helpful ,like to get a good idea what happened .

    hj
     
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    My former next door neighbor had his dog autopsied, it cost him a few hundred.

    His beloved German shepard barked all day and all night, dog never shut up. He didn't pay much attention to the dog, despite having spent several thousand to buy the dog, as it was bought from some "great kennel" in Germany. One rainy night the dog died. He figuered one of the neighbiors must have finaly poisoned the dog. He had an autopsy done, dog had a defective heart valve.
     
  7. Nightspell

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    No, the vet I go to and the several I called are closed weekends. She was outside, inside 6' fenced yard.
     
  8. Nightspell

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    No, girlfriend would never do anything like that. She's a dog groomer and animal lover.
     
  9. Nightspell

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    Thanks Hangman. What kind of info? I wasn't there, so I really don't know the specifics myself. She was a cockerspaniel, about 6 or 7 years old, mostly outside dog. Little overweight, but very active. Had a tumor growing on her stomach that was getting ugly, which is why we had a vet appt scheduled for wed, but I very much doubt that had anything to do with it.
     
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    Actually, autopsies are generally only performed on humans. Such a procedure on an animal is called a necropsy. Not sure why, 'cause it's the same thing.
     
  11. ATL Peach Girl

    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    Nightspell.....

    I am sorry for you and your GF's loss. The vet did the autopsy on my little cat this last July for free because my 2 year old cat was not supposed to die and he wanted to find out why he passed......

    Vets will sometimes do it for free if they are puzzled by the animal's passing......especially if they know what the animal died of, they can zero in on that and it is not alot of work for the vet. My vet suspected my cat's heart and he was right......I imagine the autopsy just took him a few minutes.

    talk to him, and yes, the tumor may have had something to do with it.
     
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    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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