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While I was away on holiday my beloved furry friend Bodhi died. She was 3 years old. A black German short haired pointer, recently diagnosed epileptic with the happiest personality of any dog I've ever known.
Though her epileptic seizures were a very stressful thing for her (and for us) to be living through, it was not this condition that abruptly ended her life.
Bodhi was rushed to hospital on monday morning after she suddenly became very pale, cold and then collapsed with abdominal pain. Though she was immediately treated for shock and blood results showed very high blood glucose levels, within a few hours she suffered a cardiac arrest and I had to make the decision over the phone to have her euthanised. A post mortem revealed Bodhi had an extremely bad case of mesenteric torsion... fatal in almost 100% of cases. There was nothing anyone could have done to prevent it or to fix the damage that had already been done by her own body.
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