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Hi, this is my first post here and unfortunately it pertains to the sudden death of my 6 year old golden. It happened Monday evening as we were outside doing a few chores. He was running around, as usual then suddenly fell over. In the second or two it took me to reach him I could tell he was gone. I spoke with his vet and she thought it was SAS (subaortic stenosis). Has anyone else had this awful experience? Perhaps I am just looking to share my grief as this has been devastating to us. Thanks.
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I am so sorry for your loss. How devastating to lose your golden so suddenly. My thoughts are with you and your family.


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I am so very sorry to hear about this. 6 years old is way too young! Had your vet heard a heart murmur in the past? Usually, that telltale waterfall sound of SAS is something the vet can hear during an exam. Something else to consider is Hemangiosarcoma, a painless but lethal cancer that is oh so very and sadly common in goldens. They can go so fast that way too. Whatever the reason, losing your 6 year old golden like that is a nightmare, and I hope all the good times with him are the images that stay with you now. What was his name?

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I am so sorry for your loss. That must have been terrible.
I have not had this experience, but have heard of it.
I'm sure others here with more experience will share with you shortly.
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I am so sorry this has happened!! My thoughts go out to you and your family!
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I am so sorry you have lost your boy and at such a young age. They are NEVER with us long enough but 6 is just a crime. SAS is not as prevalent as it was years ago in Goldens but it is not totally eradicated. When you have a moment please be sure to let his breeder know as I am sure they will want this important piece of information. Please share some stories and photos of your boy as it may help you.
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I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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I wish I could offer some information - but I know little of this condition.
So sorry for your loss.
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OMG how terrible! I'm so sorry and wish you comfort as you grieve for the loss of your boy.

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I am so sorry for your loss, sudden unexplained loss at a young age is just horrible. Please share stories and pictures we would love to get to know your angel.

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