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Precautions after death of a pet

Our DaniGirl had to be put to sleep on March 6. She was 13 but during her routine yearly exam last summer, her blood work showed a rise in liver enzymes. The vet put her on a couple medications, weekly Vitamin B shots, and she had a few liver scans to keep track of her improvements.

She did improve but the liver enzymes were still high. A few weeks ago she began to vomit daily. She was keeping some food down but not all. The vet took blood and those results, along with an exam where DaniGirl showed pain in the abdomen, she said she had pancreatitis.

She was given 2 antibiotics and some medication to calm her stomach and a special diet. She did very well and was acting like a puppy when during the night of March 5, she vomitted very hour and couldn't get enough water. By daylight we knew she was in great discomfort and wasn't able to keep even water down. She was in pain and we knew the time had come to have her put to sleep.

You all know the painful process that this is and how when you think you're "back to normal", here come the tears.

But I'm writing to find out if I can use DaniGirl's wire kennel for Bella. It was a larger kennel than the one Bella has. I have washed it thoroughly and sprayed it with vinegar, then I washed it again, rinsed, sprayed, and now it's drying in the sun.

Can Bella get sick from any bacteria that might/could linger? Any ideas? Thanks.
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Sorry to hear DaniGirl had such a rough time with her condition. Sounds like you did everything you could.
Having quite an extensive medical background, I would say you got the enclosure as clean as can be. Only other thing I might do is spray it with bleach, let sit for an hour, then rinse again. I would not hesitate using it for your other dog. Having said all that, if you have any 2nd thoughts or feel any uncertainties, then don't use it.


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I can't answer your question but wanted to let you know I was saddened to hear the news about the passing of your dog DaniGirl.
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It doesn't sound as if your dog was ill with anything infectious so the crate should be fine for your other dog. You have cleaned it thoroughly also so you shouldn't worry about it. If it makes you feel any better you can always ask your vet. Sorry again for your loss.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your DaniGirl.

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I just wanted to tell you I am so sorry to hear about DaniGirl.


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I'm sorry for your loss. When I was a child my parents nickname for me was DaniGirl, I had not heard that name in forever

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I'm so sorry for your loss. They are such a big part of our lives it's hard to give them up, but you did everything you could and did the right thing for your little girl by not letting her live in pain.

I wouldn't worry about using the kennel. Dani's problems don't sound as though they were contagious, but even if they were, how many contagious animals are put in kennels that are used over and over again at the vets office? They disinfect and use them again. I would ask my vet if you're concerned, but I don't think that you'll have a problem.
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I'm sorry for your loss. When I was a child my parents nickname for me was DaniGirl, I had not heard that name in forever
We got Dani when she was 7. Our breeder used her a few times to have litters and then couldn't give her the attention she needed so asked if we wanted her. Bella was 1 when we got her in 2008 and since her name sounded so much like "daddy" (what I called my husband for Bella) I decided to come up with DaniGirl--as well as Sissy. How sweet that it brought back happy memories for you!
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Thanks for your help and kind words. I know this abnormal fear is from grief, but it still lurks. Bella is beginning to recover from the loss of DaniGirl. I'm amazed at how this affected her. Thanks again for helping.
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