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Sudden Death

I had a pet toy poodle. He was 2 years old when he suddenly died. My parents are divorced so I was not with my mom (who has the dog) house when he died. Last time I saw him he was running around, being himself. My mom works long hours so he has been left alone from bout 10:30 to midnight. It was May 15 and when my mom came home at midnight she thought he was sleeping. He was laying there fine. But this was unusually for him as normally he'd be wagging him tail like mad, waiting to get let out of his crate to kiss his owner. My mom shortly discovered him dead.
There were no blood, vomit, or anything at the scene of his death. A lot of dogs die before they are expected but they usually have vomit or so,etching and are 10 years of age. But He was only 2 years old and there was nothing! Vets say it's just that one dog out of a million that just die with no reason. That he just went to sleep and just never woke up. I just find this hard to belive and deal with and I want to find a purpose or a reason for his death.
  We immediately got a Yorkiepoo after but  I can't help but cry for the loss of my beloved dog. As memories of him fade away, replaced with memories of my new puppy, I can't help but ask, why? Why him?
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I am so very sorry for your loss.  It's never easy to say goodbye, but it's somehow more difficult when it blindsides us out of nowhere, seemingly without explanation.

Without a necropsy it is impossible to tell what the reason was for your dog's death.  Because he was so young, I would contact the breeder and let him or her know what happened because many breeders will stand by their puppies and will replace them in the event of an untimely death.  If, however, you bought your puppy from a pet store or from a backyard breeder, there is probably nothing that can be done at this point.  Pet store puppies and backyard breeder puppies, probably 99.9% of the time come from dogs that have not been health tested before they were bred, therefore my guess (and it's only that, just a guess) is that there was some sort of congenital problem that your dog was born with that finally took its toll after two years.  It could have been a heart defect, it could have been anything.

Again, I am so very sorry for your loss.  I wish I could offer you more of an explanation but as I said, without a necropsy, there is nothing that can be done.

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