Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
With sad heartbreaking news our sweet beautiful intelligent silly best friend passed away from bloat 2 months shy of her 11th birthday. She was the love of our life and moving on has been so hard. I haven't posted in years on DK and just now have figured out how to get back to posting. I did inform some of the people I know here through Facebook. Graciedoodle was in the best of health, perfect athletic weight and very agile. We have known about bloat since the day we brought her home so always took the necessary precautions against playing or activities after eating or drinking. Our vet told us it can happen in older deep chested dogs due to the lenghtening of muscles and ligaments the stomach can get sloppy and sway around more. Just a quick movement as jumping up on the bed or turning wrong can cause bloat (hard to believe it is that easy). Gracie died in my arms at 3 am on the way to the ER.
We now are waiting for a new little girl to be born any day. I know it is soon but when you both are in your 70s you need to not spend time "thinking about it". We loved Graciedoodle so much and need to keep loving a beautiful Doodle girl.