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Last Thursday morning I found my little pug Doc dead. He was 13, but had no signs of distress or illness. Ate, drank, and played the night before like always. This sudden loss has been so hard on me. I have cried everyday and can't sleep much. He had been with me through some very dark times in my life and was the only thing I had to come home to each day. He was the light of my life. I feel so lonely and hopeless :(.

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Apologies if this sounds cliche, but I am so sorry for your loss. I bet that Doc was a wonderful little pug. I hope that I'm not being insensitive by asking this, but do you plan on getting a necropsy done on him? Given how sudden his death was, learning what caused his demise might help with the grieving (I wish I knew exactly what took my precious little Hershey's life, but it's too late to give her a necropsy since she was cremated).

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I had him cremated. I didn’t even think about a necropsy. I have a few theories. He survived a stroke last year and so he may have had another one or maybe a pulmonary embolism. I heard him snoring at 4 am and found him dead in his bed at 6 am, so whatever it was hit him suddenly. I’m just glad I didn’t have to put him down and he didn’t suffer from a long illness. 13 is old for a male pug. They have so many health issues.

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Hawkman,  my heart is with you during this difficult time.  My 13yo frenchie passed as well on 7/15/19 at 6am after he went into respiratory duress 12hr before.  He showed no signs that anything major was wrong, just getting to be an old frenchie.  He walked the farthest he had in months our last day together, had a full dinner, water, had even been into the vets the week before getting his bloodwork re-checked (with a clean bill of health by his vet just 4days prior). 

Mossimo was my constant companion,, my life and my love. I know the depth of your sadness. I had to go through this all alone and find a way to comfort myself as best I can.
Its not easy, and it wont be easy, grief doesnt have a schedule. Be gentle with yourself and know that you are not alone and I am right here with you.

much love, hugs and goodness to you.

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Any loss is unsettling to put it mildly..and when the loss comes out of the blue, that adds additional shock.

There are a few illnesses that dogs die from whereby there were no symptoms and they death is "out of the blue". 

Such a difficult time for you. How does what happened make sence? It doesn't and that makes it all the more difficult to wrap your mind around.

I am so sorry this happened.

My heart truly goes out to you.

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HawkMan, I can certainly feel your pain. There are some really good people on this board that offers up great advice and moral support. They've been about my only source of outgoing grief support because I'm a single person with little family left. Being alone seems to make this sorrow especially hard when you have no one to talk to. Be well and know the others here have endured this same pain, or are having to endure it now...
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