4 yr Olde English Bulldog – Clean Physical 3 months prior

My 4 year old Olde English Bulldog had just had her annual physical a month or so prior. No problems. No surgical or medical history except for sensitivity to chicken. Had been fed organic, non-GMO dog food with Angus grass fed beef or frozen, wild Atlantic salmon and fresh vegetables like carrots, canned spinach, home garden (no pesticide) green beans for over two years. No microchip. No recent changes. Went for a 15 minute jog on Sunday. This was a common physical activity. No dyspnea, cough, or injury. She got muddy at the park. It’s a park that has signs indicating high risk for ticks so I bathed her with Hartz Flea and Tick orange shampoo. Monday she was restless but ate and drank fine. No other issues. Tuesday while I was at work she had a massive seizure. Her tongue was cletched between her teeth. Rigor mortis had set in by the time I returned home, at my usual time, from work. No diarrhea. No vomiting. No GI bleeding. Vet that had seen her for 3 years was at the clinic when I brought her body in. We examined her and found no abdominal rigidity. No wounds. No injuries. Post mortem stool was normal in composition and appearance. No blood or mucus. Post mortem urine was yellow (No hematuria) with normal odor and coloration. No vaginal discharge, not pregnant, and she was not in heat.
Four years old… God, I loved her. I feel like I died for a few months. Couldn’t do anything but act like a numb zombie at work and cried in my car all the way home and then cried myself to sleep.

2 Replies to “4 yr Olde English Bulldog – Clean Physical 3 months prior”

  1. How did you find out it was the shampoo ? What where the signs this caused your dogs loss ? I’m so sorry you lost your best fur friend 😥 ! Thanks for your help . I have a service dog I understand your loss and hurt.

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