my whippet snapped at my other dog on Sunday and then fell down onto the floor. I lifted her up and noticed her tongue had gone blue. We thought she might have some food stuck in her throat but put my fingers into her mouth and could not feel any thing. She was pating very slightly and within 5 minutes she was dead. She was only five. Does anyone know what could have caused this.
There are a hundred things that could have caused her death. I'm sorry for your loss. The blue colouring you saw indicates a lack of oxygen. Unfortunately only a vet could determine the cause of death. Once again, I'm very sorry to hear about your sudden loss.
It is possible that her trachea collapsed. I have Italian Greyhounds it is an issue in these long necked sighthounds. Thats why you see many of them wearing those funky collars. I have some of those collars my self. A regular collar is too narrow and puts too much pressure in a small space if the dog decides to pull on the collar and cause the trachea to collapse. I would not know how it would have happened but just a thought pertaining to the breed. Sorry for your loss, they can be such lovable little dogs.
Did you have an autopsy done? That would have been your best bet for figuring out what happened, anything we say is pure speculation. I second the notion that the blueness around her mouth was caused by lack of oxygen. The why of it is another matter though.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
No we didn't have an autopsy done we was too shocked and upset to think about one, but I wish now that we had had one its the not knowing what killed that is hard. She was a brilliant faithful, loving dog and had never been ill. We miss her very much.