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Do rotties die in their sleep with no signs of being ill or of old age?

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Rottweiler can die in their sleep if they are past their lifespan with signs of old age although they may be difficult to notice. Heart problems can also cause sudden death. According to statistics the dogs are expected to live between 8 and 12 which most of them do not reach. However, most of their deaths are normally caused by diseases that may be known or unknown.

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mine was 8 and 4 mths and we thought he was sleeping but unfortunately had passed in his sleep.he seemed so peaceful.but we had no signs of it coming!i feel so terrible should have known!
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No! Come on! It's obvious you had no way of knowing. Don't do that to yourself.
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wonder if i could have done sth?
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When it's their time, then it's their time. The only good thing about it, hercules, is that he died peacefully. That's so important to me.

My doxie was ten when she had cancer all over (seen by lumps just under the skin). I was trying to determine when I would have to put her down so she wouldn't suffer, and I knew it was getting close. Christms Eve I stayed home with her because I knew something was wrong. I had her in my lap stroking her when she yelped, jumped off the couch and crawled under the bureau. She wouldn't let me touch her. Within a few minutes she was dead. It was horrible, especially on that day, but I'm glad it didn't last long. She's now chasing butterflies...
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Ya!i believe there are lots of toys and treats for them in doggie heaven!it's painful whenever and however it happens-just wish i could say goodbye!one more big hug!he never burdened us even in his passing it just happened toofast!he was a great buddy never harmed anyone a huge teddy bear!with great instinct and am wondering did he know and didnt show us or i hope he didn't and it just happened as he was sleeping without knowing or hurting!miss you!
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Hercules - I'm really sorry that happened. It's really rough... Must have been a wonderful puppy to you...
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Thank you MarSch and AndrewGrey1398 you have truly touched me with your kind words and yes he was trully wonderful!!!
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No, never heard that. Usually there are some signs of illness but old dogs do die in their sleep.

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If they're anything like gigapets then yes...

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what do you mean?
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It was a joke about one of the most annoying toys.
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it could have been some sort of a defect in the lineage. However they are not known to have heart problems. It could have been a underlying illness.

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