Found my dog dead with blood coming out of mouth

Found my dog dead with blood coming out of mouth

Found my dog dead with blood coming out of mouth. What should I do now?

My 10 yr old female Maltese mix has been dead for two days now. I live in a rural area and I found her dead last Thursday morning. She had a bloody foam coming from her mouth and she also had bloody stools and vomited blood. She has a history of bowel obstruction and has been going to the vet for the past 4 yrs for the same problem. The vet gave her a blood transfusion 2 days before she died.

I tried calling the vet and they are no longer in business so I left a message and no one has called back. I didn't take her to a vet because of the expense and the fact that she has a history of it. I don't know what to do, I have been calling animal control for the past two days but they can't come out.

Do you think I should take her to a vet? Should I take her to a vet right now? Please help me because I am so depressed that she died and I was thinking about how I couldn't afford to take her to a vet.

I just don't know what to do, I want to give up but I don't want to think about it. I need help. Thank you

A vet will be the last place you go for your dog. No vet would have the same knowledge of treating or preventing her condition, especially because it's been a long time and she has gone to the vet multiple times. I know a lot of vets aren't familiar with this problem, but that doesn't make them less capable.

If you don't have a vet that is willing to do anything for her, and the animal control will not come out to take her, then there is nothing else to do but to euthanize her, even if you have to do it yourself.

I would not take her to a vet. You have to remember that vets don't have time to treat your dog. That's their job, but they have other animals that need their attention as well. The only time I think that a vet would be able to help your dog is if she has a current emergency.

Take her to a pet funeral home. If you can't afford to take her there right now, that's ok, because you'll have the best opportunity to save her after she is dead. You may be able to make arrangements with them to pay them off over time. If not, don't worry. It will be expensive, but it's better to have her die in peace with you instead of in pain.

Thank you all so much for your advice. It does help to know that it isn't my fault that she died. The vet told me that it was because she got a blood transfusion two days before she died. I do have to admit I was just a little upset that they wouldn't help me.

I will call the animal control now and hopefully they can come out. I will take her to a pet funeral home to make arrangements. Thank you for your advice.

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It's normal and normal to be upset and emotional. As to the cost, I would say that is not your responsibility, only their. As far as I am concerned if you have the means to help them through the transition of death and you haven't been asked to help, they are asking for it. It isn't your fault, it isn't your job, it's theirs and you are there to help them transition.

Your post has reminded me of the time my best friend's cat died in her sleep and she did it herself. We were all in shock because we hadn't seen that happen and didn't know what to do. She called the cat funeral home and they came and got her body. My friend has a new cat now that she saved at the same time.

There are so many times that I have thought "I hope she doesn't die on me" and I have the feeling I've gone through this before. I don't know if it will help you, but it helps me remember that this isn't the first time and she's not the first. It may seem like the first time but this won't be the first time and it's not your fault.

I would not let anyone who is a vet come into the house. A vet could get their hands on any number of things that you wouldn't want them to have, like needles, and other dangerous equipment.

I would have a plan to take her to a pet funeral home. The vet should have been able to tell you that. I don't know if they can come out and take her from your house if they are in a different state or town.

I would not take her to a vet. You are taking on too much risk by doing so.

They would not know how to handle this situation and you would be putting yourself in danger. They would not have any understanding of the cause of death or if this was due to a condition that they could treat.

I am not trying to be rude but you are putting your health and your children's health at risk and they don't need to be put at risk. If you really are that concerned about taking care of your dog, you should make arrangements for the care of her in the future. It could mean taking the dogs away from your children, not being able to take your dog to the vet and not having to pay for the care of your dog until you can afford to care for her.

This is your dog and you have to make the decision based on what is best for her. You know her body better than anyone. You know her habits and her condition and you know that she is at risk of not surviving this. There is nothing anyone can tell you that will change your mind about what is best for her and there is nothing anyone can do for her that you are not willing to do.

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Thanks for your advice.

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