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Sudden death of our beloved boy aged 2. Any answers

Our beloved boy Oscar died suddenly at aged just 2 on 18 July.

Has anyone had a similar experience? The vet can't tell us anything. He says that there was no visible evidence so it must have been some sort of genetical flaw. He was his usual happy self then started to fit and in a minute was gone. To make it worse (or better) he was with a sitter as we are away on holiday.

Any insight would be so comforting.
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So sorry to hear about Oscar, wonder if it was heart related. Its so hard to lose a furry friend, especially at such a young age.
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I am so very sorry for your loss of Oscar.

It's always hard losing one, but to lose one at a young and suddenly is even more so.

Did the sitter give you any details? Hard to say without knowing the situation.

My thoughts go out to you, again so very sorry for your loss.
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I am so sorry for your loss.
Did you have a necropsy done on him? Did the sitter tell you any symptoms he may have displayed before his collapse?
Again, I am so sorry, he was too young.
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There is no way of knowing, but with such a youngster, my guess would probably be a heart issue. Had the vet every heard or mentioned a murmur? Or is there anyway he could have gotten into something toxic? Whatever the cause, I'm so very sorry. So tragic to lose such a baby.



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No ideas but just want to say I'm so very sorry

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I am so very sorry for your loss to lose him so tragically must have been heartbreaking.






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I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family.

Do your best, and God will do the rest.
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I am so terribly sorry. That's very sad and must have been such a shock. Have you contacted the breeder? They may be able to help with some answers but at the very least they need to know what's happened.
Please feel free to share your thoughts, pictures, memories etc in any of the board sections, as and when you need to. Many of us have lost our much loved Goldens, but to lose one so young must be so shocking.
Run free Lovely Oscar.
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Oh no, I'm so sorry

His heart? Or possibly a brain haemorrhage if he fitted. (My best friend from school died like this aged 24, totally out of the blue).
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