hello, our charme (female basset hound almost 11 years old) passed away 4/4/21 sometime in the A.M. maybe 3 or 4 o’clock. She had not eaten in about a month. we took her to vet early part of march and he ran test, xrays and could not find any disease, no blockage, did not appear to have cancer. vet gave her antibiotics, med to keep from throwing up, and pepcid. For the last month she just quit eating on her own. She did pee and poop ok for the rest of the month. It all started early part of march when she eat normal and then started to throw up and would not eat from her bowl again. we had her to the vet 2 times in march and 2 times they had to do iv for the night, she was losing weight and getting dehydrated. during most of the month of march she did drink water on her own till a few days before she passed away. some of our other basset hounds also got sick at same time she did but they got over it. the vet also said that well, maybe the food was from the bottom of the batch and it was bad. For this last month(March/April) my wife fed her dog food from can by putting it in her mouth and she would eat that, also my wife used syringe to put chicken broth in her mouth and she would take some of that. One other note, the first part of March when we brought her from the vet i noticed one of her teeth was loose, but her gums were not purple or discolored from what i could tell, on the 2nd visit to the vet in march i mentioned it to him and he seemed to brush it off. On 4/3/21 in the afternoon she did not want to open her mouth for the chicken broth but we gave her a little. On 4/4/21at about 8:00 AM, my wife told me she thought she died and i checked her, she was laying on carpet floor by couch and was still somewhat warm but she was not breathing. the vet had wanted to do some more test earlier in march but due to finances we could not afford it. she lived for about a month at the onset of this problem. one thing the vet told us if i understood right was that xray showed that it looked like the stomach was not contracting, like staying full all the time and that was making her throw up. anyway, sorry for going on about this but i myself still feel lots of grief over this. i wish i knew what was the cause of this. i don’t know if there is anything you can say to make me feel better, i just feel so sad over this. One last thing, back about 7 years ago i had stage IIIa colon cancer and i was at home and had been taking chemo so i slept in another room of our house, a lot of times she would come in and lay on floor beside my bed, it seemed she knew i was sick, i will never forget that. Does anyone have any ideas on this, sorry to keep rambling but during the last part of March i would have to help her up the steps to get back in the house from using the bathroom and i think that on 4/2 or 4/3 i think she quit using the bathroom. Also, the last week of her life i would lay her in her bed but she would get out of it and lay on carpet floor or go into the kitchen and lay on tile floor by water bowl. During all this time she did not cry out in pain, even when i would pick her up underneath her front legs and back legs to bring her into the house from using the bathroom. Did i do wrong by not going ahead and having more test? the vet kind of wanted her to come back for more IV but we could not afford bringing her every day and leaving her the night at the vet. Thanks for listening.