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    Omg..that is just beyond heartbreaking. I'm sorry that I do not have answers for you, although there are many good suggestions from more experienced members on the board. My heart goes out to you, you must be so devastated. It really brought tears to my eyes when you said that she "couldn't move apart from her tail wagging" ...that really show's what amazingly loving spirits these cavaliers have. No matter what is going on with them, once their beloved owners are near, all is well in their world. I can't imagine my life without my cavalier girl. I'm so sad for you...I can definitely recommend that you visit the board often during this time of grief, as all the members here are a wonderful support system.
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    This is just tragic, so sorry Julie

    Sadly sometimes these things happen, and we never find out what's happened - which is very hard in itself.

    It's a dreadful shock to lose a Cavalier so suddenly.

    You are in our thoughts
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    Julie, How very sad it would be heartbreaking to deal with something so tragic. My heart goes out to you and I hope you find out why she died so sudden.
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    This is so sad and Im sorry to read of your loss
    I hope you get some answers and that may some how give you a little peace.
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    I am so very sorry to hear your sad news
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    Oh.... I am so very sorry .... I cannot say more

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    I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you will be able to get some answers as to what happened and why.
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    We did not do any tissue samples as my vet is small and I would have had to let the body go-this I could not do as I was not prepared to lose her so suddenly. Anyway, the necrospy was inconclusive and the vet suggested it was heart attack or stroke.
    One thing that now comes to mind with Sunshine and Jenny is that there is a heart condition -- Nicki knows more -- that can affect cavaliers and cause a sudden 'blow out' of the heart valve, typically around age 3-4, with no advance warning. A dog that had just come into my rescue died of this about three years ago -- he and another came in from a breeder who was rehoming some dogs. He basically was in the vets at the time and his heart just failed -- very unusual for a young dog like this. Nicki and a breeder friend were aware of this issue in the past with some cavaliers. It isn't common and there's really nothing that can be done about it -- the valve just goes when they get around that age.

    That condition might account for the tragic, sudden deaths both of you experienced with your cavaliers.
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    I am so sorry for your loss :-(

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    So sorry to read this story....totally heartbreaking. Sending you love....xxxx

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