The death of a pet is the first loss that many of us can remember. As a parent, knowing the best way to assist your child in this loss can be overwhelming, especially when you are also trying to deal with your own grief. Here are a few words of advice.
Perhaps instead of spending your remaining time with your canine companion in a state of grieving and sadness, you can make the rest of your pet’s life as comfortable and wonderful as possible. Here are some tips on how to make your dog’s last days the best that they possibly can be.
The reality is that, unlike your children or anyone else you’ve helped raise and take care of, your dog will probably not outlive you. Arguably, no other decision you make about your dog will be as difficult as the one to euthanize, but in so many cases, it’s the only humane option.
Our dogs have much shorter life spans than we do, so almost every dog lover has had to say goodbye to a beloved pet at some point in their lives. While it’s not easy to say goodbye, knowing what to expect, and realizing that support is available should you need it, will help you during your time of grief.
It may be hard for those without pets to understand, but the death of a pet is a profound loss. Pets are family members. And when their time comes, it can be traumatic for anyone at any age. With that in mind, shouldn’t employers allow pet parents to take a grieving period away from work?
One of the best qualities we all see in our dogs is their unwavering loyalty. But there are a few pups who took loyalty to a whole other level. In fact, these dogs continued to display their total devotion even after the passing of their beloved owners.
Caring people want to help friends through the grieving process when they lose a pet. You might be one of those people, and maybe you’re wondering what you can do for a friend or family member who feels helpless during this time.
While some insist that it’s too hard to stay with their dogs during euthanasia, others have fired back saying that it’s the least you can do for your pet in their final moments. The argument reached a head when a veterinarian shared their opinion.
My best friend–a terrier–has just died and I want to have a memorial service for her. Is this weird?
When your dog passes away, you shouldn’t be made to feel guilty, belittled, or more hurt. Some people don’t understand, don’t care, or are trying to help but say the wrong things.
The bizarre message came two days after Bandit’s death.
It’s important to transition from the mentality of “they died” to “let me tell you how he really lived.” This is true of people and pets.
Serves as a reminder to all dog lovers that even though our best friends may not be with us forever, the love they share is worth any pain we get from losing them.
You have been given some devastating news that the end-of-life walk with your precious love is here. How are you going to walk through this? What next?
It was only yesterday that you brought home this happy little puppy. Now you sit there, hearing for the first time the devastating news that these are his last days.
“When our 14-year-old Border Collie Natasha was put down after a long battle with chronic kidney failure, it was one of the most traumatic events I’d ever faced,” writer and dog mom Joanne Brokaw shared.
I’m not sure how to begin this article other than to admit that grief has played a significant role in shaping the last four years of my life.
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