older dogs

by jody
(big bear ca,)

I've had my girl since she was a pup, cant bear the thought of losing her. Three times now she has woken from a sound sleep had an accident and seems very uncoordinated for a few min. Can she be having some kind of a seizure? She will be 12 yrs old, we go for daily walks and I'm wondering do they die peacfully in their sleep or are there anything that would tell me she might be dying?

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Mar 10, 2016
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Older Pyr
by: Donna

First, get your girl to a vet. She needs to be assessed to find out if she is in pain and to see if there is anything else going on with her.

It is rare these days that they die in their sleep, unfortunately.

Man made these dogs (they all descend from the wolf and man played with genetics to get all these different breeds of dogs you see) so it is up to us to care for them right through to their death.

So, it is also up to us to make the decision.

A vet will tell you they will let you know when it is their time. Sometimes, it is when they stop eating. Sometimes, they will just look at you and you will know.

You need to make your girl comfortable which means going to a vet for an assessment. Please do this.

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It Might have been a small seizure
by: Darlene Hickman

We had an Irish Setter who had epileptic seizures for 13 years of his life. Loosing Bowel function and urinating post/during seizure happens. Post seizure they seem to not know where they are.

Please get your Pyr to a vet ASAP epilepsy can be managed with Meds.

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Get thee to a vet!
by: Nashville

I would certainly get your dog to the vet. But my only other thought is that you will know when it's time because she will let you know. Best wishes and I hope it's something that the vet can you with.

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It could also be a urinary tract infection
by: Nashville

My former lab mix had similar symptoms but he recovered nicely with some antibiotics. This was when he was older. Get well soon!

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