Has anyone's GSD died of...

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Barked: Sat Dec 1, '12 10:38pm PST 
I don't know why I'm posting this as I am crying as I'm doing this. I lost my Rogen nearly 3 weeks ago and I can't take the pain anymore. He was my first MY dog and he was my world.

I feel so cheated as he was going to turn only 8 years old in January. He was in Congestive Heart Failure, had an enlarged heart, two swollen legs and body, his liver was enlarged too or could have been a mass.

Has anyone else gone through this with their Shepherd? I don't know what I expect to get by answers, maybe some peace of mind?

The grief is so intense and I am so lonely. I am just so angry that his life was cut short. I know I did the right thing by putting him down. He could have been treated, but even then he may have lived only another 3-6 months and that's if he responded, but he would still have been suffering. I couldn't do that to him.

Sorry, don't mean to vent, but I can't stand the pain anymore. I'm thinking of adopting another dog (not a GSD this time, but maybe later), and I'm hoping this dog will help me heal.

In any case, was just wondering if anyone else lost a dog to what I described.


When the night- closes in I will- be there
Barked: Sun Dec 2, '12 11:58pm PST 
I am so sorry for your losshughughug

My Dane died of heart failure, but I know nothing about GSDs and heart failure.