I can't even believe I'm writing this, our first chow, Nala, died today at the vet's. She was 10 years old and for the last few days just not herself. She had some diarrhea towards the end of the week and some vomiting. We were giving her chicken broth and rice and some boiled chicken as the vet had recomended. My wife and son took her into the vet this morning and he examined her and said her heart and everything seemed OK, could not detect any tenderness in her abdoman, or in a rectal exam, but said she was a little dehydrated. He took a stool sample that he was going to have analyzed and took her in the back to give her a hydration treatment. He came back out a short time later and told my wife and son that she had collapsed and died. He tried to revive her but couldn't.