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On Sunday we lost Bentley to GDV. What an awful medical nightmare. On hour we are playing fetch next hour we are rushing him to the emergency vet. Then next hour we were home with just his collar. Bentley joined our family in June of this year. He was 8 year old happy active doodle who loved to play ball. We were blessed to have him in our pack. If you are not familiar with GDV please look it up and know the signs. Surgery is the only possible option but it is not a guarantee. Brodie and Harrison are a little down but with extra love we are sure they will be okay.
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Harrison and Brodie

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Comment by Laurie, Nug & Puk on October 8, 2017 at 10:16pm
I am so so sorry! This is just so heartbreaking.
Sending you big hugs from all of us.
Comment by Laurie, Jackson and Delilah on October 7, 2017 at 4:16pm

So very, very sorry to hear this.  Please know our doodle household is holding your doodle household in our prayers.  I'm sure Harrison and Brodie will miss him...loving paws...your doodle cousins in New York, Jackson and Delilah xxxooo

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on October 5, 2017 at 11:48pm

Kris so sorry to hear about Bentley.  Our hearts go out to you, BRodie and Harrison.  At least you all made him happy for his last month's on earth.  He's on the rainbow bridge.  May he RIP (Rest in Paradise)  At least he went fast and hopefully did not suffer.  I am not familiar with GDV, but will look it up.  Sincere sympathy from the Crouse House.

Comment by Andrea O'Brien on October 5, 2017 at 10:03pm
Very sad and sorry for this news. Such heartbreak to lose such a valuable and beautiful family member. Gosh.
Comment by Jo Bill on October 5, 2017 at 9:56pm

I am so very sorry to hear about Bentley.  My heart goes out to you.  My Gizmo (6 years old) has just been diagnosed with Acute Kidney Failure.  I totally feel your pain.  Hugs.

Comment by Pedro & Alessandra on October 5, 2017 at 9:50pm
Oh Kris, we are so sorry for your loss. We send hugs and loving paws to the Boys! May Bentley's memories and happy time as part of your beautiful family comfort you.
Comment by Laura , Marley and Oliver on October 5, 2017 at 8:27pm
My heart breaks for you, so sorry to hear this. You did all that was possible. Love and hugs to all of you.
Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on October 5, 2017 at 8:20pm
Kris I am deeply saddened by this news. To lose a precious pet is heartbreaking, especially so suddenly.
Know that there was nothing more you could have done. Our Elliott had GDV surgery when he was 2. Even after the surgery for 72 hours there is a risk that the dog's organs will cascade into failure. We know how lucky we were that he survived. But we also know the outcome was not in human hands. Please don't blame yourselves. You loved him and got him help quickly. So very sorry for your loss.
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on October 5, 2017 at 6:54pm

So sorry to hear.  It's a terrible condition.  You had such a short time with Bentley but I'm sure you'll never forget him.

Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on October 5, 2017 at 5:44pm

I am so very sorry to be reading this. Such heartbreaking news. It is likely little comfort, but you gave Bentley the experience of being a part of a wonderful loving family and that means a lot. I wish you peace in the many happy memories of the time you guys had together.

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