USA TODAY – Zeus, a 3-year-old Great Dane from Bedford, Texas, died Tuesday after he had developed pneumonia after his amputation on Sept 7, according to his owner’s GoFundme page.
Brittany Davis, the owner of Zeus, mentioned the Great Dane was diagnosed with bone cancer in August. Doctors informed Davis that Zeus would have his right front leg amputated.
Zeus went into surgery on Sept 7, and the next day, Davis said his surgery went well.
Three days later, doctors called Davis and informed her Zeus had some complications.
“They noticed he didn’t want to eat and was more lethargic,” Davis said. “He had a slight fever last night, which has cleared, but he’s still lethargic. He also has some bluing around his mouth.”
The doctors did blood work and chest X-rays on Zeus and discovered he had aspiration pneumonia, which means he had fluid and bacteria in his lungs. Doctors proceeded to give him antibiotics that didn’t work. He was pronounced dead Tuesday morning … read more.
Zeus (November 2019 – September 12, 2023)
Zeus was a Great Dane from Bedford, Texas. Until his death, he held the Guinness Book of World Records title of the tallest dog living in the world, standing at 3 feet, 5.18 inches.
Zeus was owned by Brittany Davis. He was the largest pup in his litter of five, and was exceptionally large even as a younger dog. His diet consisted of 12 cups of Gentle Giants Dog Food daily.
In August 2023, Zeus was diagnosed with bone cancer.
Zeus died on September 14, 2023, at the age of 3. He had developed aspiration pneumonia following an amputation on his right leg on September 7.
The tallest dog ever recorded, also a Great Dane, shared Zeus’s name. He died in 2014, at the age of 5.