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Mar. 5th, 2014 | 10:19 pm

One of our two dogs Harry died today. He was 9 and a half years old.

He was having increasing difficulty with breathing, so was admitted to animal hospital. After a few tests were run, the vet said his liver, intestines and heart were swollen/enlarged, and his lungs were full of blood. No bacteria/viruses/parasites detected in a biopsy they did of his lungs, so we think it was heart failure due to his weight (though the vet had no idea what was wrong with him).

All week, the vet said he was improving and that we could even come and collect him this evening and take him home. Unfortunately, after they left that message for my mum, they took him off oxygen and realised he couldn't live without it. He couldn't stand up, was panting ferociously and was just not in a good state at all. So my mum made the decision to have him put to sleep.

This is all so sudden and I can't wrap my head around it. My other dog George doesn't really seem to have noticed that Harry isn't here anymore, but then, he is a self-centred little princess, lol.

I feel like Harry will come running into my room any second to annoy me...

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