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Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 2 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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I've read this conclusion in a (people) study:
"Nevertheless, outcomes from cardiac arrest remain poor even when the arrest occurs in the hospital setting, where necessary equipment and adequately trained personnel are readily available. Reported survival rates are 3% to 10%." I have also been told by a vet tech that most dogs who are resuscitated after cardiac failure don't ever make it out of the hospital.
I can remember carrying a sled in the back of my car when I went on hikes with my elderly dobe. I thought that perhaps if something happens, I *might* be able to run and get the sled and drag him back to the car. But realistically speaking, that really wouldn't have been possible. These things happen so suddenly and quickly. (I was also morbidly thinking that it would be a way for me to get his body back to the car...at his age and condition, the possibility of a heart attack was always in the back of my mind.)
Perhaps you can take some consolation in knowing that he was happy and having fun right before you lost him. He didn't have to face a slow decline with the possibility of congestive heart failure looming in the future.
Last edited by melbrod; 02-01-2019 at 12:10 PM.