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** How to Recognize a Dying Dog **

Three Parts:Recognizing Fatal SignsRecognizing Old AgePutting Your Dog to

Even after death our love for our special pets does not die. However, death
-- even for dogs -- is a reality we must all face. In the finals days of
your loyal friend and companion, knowing the signs that would tell you if
your dog is dying can give you and your family enough time to prepare
emotionally and can help you in preparing for your dog’s graceful,
peaceful, and comfortable departure. See Step 1 below to ensure your pup
feels as little pain as possible.



Part 1 of 3: Recognizing Fatal Signs -

1. Recognize a Dying Dog Step 1Recognize a Dying Dog Step 1.jpg1
*Notice respiratory symptoms.* Towards death, from a few days to a few
hours, you will notice that the dogs breathing will become shallow and with
very long intervals in between. The normal resting breathing rate of 22
breaths/minute, may drop to only 10 breaths/minute.

· Immediately before dying, the dog will exhale deeply, and like a
balloon, you can feel your dog deflate as her lungs collapse.
· The dogs heart rate will drop from the normal 100 to 130 beats per
minute, to as low as 60 to 80 beats


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