My brother's dog & Sadie's best friend Deuce the Doberman just returned form the vet. He was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. The vet said he would guess he had days to maybe a week or two at most left. This has just hit us like a ton of bricks. Deuce was just in for his yearly check-up & shots 3 weeks ago & showed no symptoms. However I know that is how this disease goes. My brother's 1st Dobie (and Sadie's 1st best friend) died of the same disease. He was diagnosed on a Friday & died the next Monday. Poor Sadie already senses something is wrong. I let her over to see Deuce tonight, but he just stood there & looked at her. None of the usual romping in the yard. Here is a pic of them in happier, healthier times.