Dog Grief

Should Pet Owners Get Time Off To Grieve The Loss Of A Pet?

Some companies are starting to allow time off for grieving pet owners. Counselors agree that this is beneficial to both companies and employees. Unfortunately, the idea of time off for pet bereavement is still novel and there aren’t many larger companies that are following suit.

by Maggie Clancy
April 25th

Vet Sparks Debate: Never Leave Your Pet During Euthanasia

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.

by Vivien Alexander
January 29th

Grief and Coping with the Loss of a Pet

This article courtesy of Michele C. Hollow, petnewsandviews.netEver notice how strangers become friends when we exchange tales about our cats, dogs, birds, horses, and other pets? And when a pet dies, we understand the grieving process that each of us goes through. It’s a sad time that is made just a bit easier when someone […]

by dogtime
August 5th, 2011

Do pets feel grief over the loss of a loved one?

This article courtesy of petinsurance-101.com.It’s a documented fact that pets experience grief when they lose a loved one. Many pet owners will corroborate this. Regardless of whether it is a cat losing a kitten or missing a deceased pet friend; the distress signs are there for all to see.Pets have a deep significance not just […]

by dogtime
April 11th, 2011

Love Is in the Hair

by Tiffany Keeth, FIDOfriendly.comIs romantic love unique only to humans? It is widely agreed upon that love in humans is largely a derivative of chemical interactions, including but not limited to testosterone, dopamine, epinephrine and serotonin. Still, love cannot possibly be defined only by a series of chemical reactions, can it? According to Joyce Leake, […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

Dealing with the loss of a beloved companion

When you bring that bouncing bundle of energy known as a puppy into your home, you’ve made an enormous commitment. For the next ten or more years, this charming creature will look to you for food, shelter, exercise, health care, and companionship. In return, he will give you the greatest gift imaginable: true, steadfast, unconditional […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2010

Maybelle

The morning of January 20, 2010, rain pummeled the entire Bay Area. The commute to work proved little more than a drippy, sloppy race for shelter. I was standing in the lobby of our office building, shaking out my umbrella, when Paul stepped off the elevator. “One of my dogs got loose,” he said matter-of-factly. […]

by dogtime
January 27th, 2010
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