Loss of pet and grief
My dog was diagnosed with cancer and died several months later. I'm devastated. How can I cope with this grief?
Say goodbye to my dog?
It's time to put my dog, Bingo, to sleep. I don't know how to say goodbye to my best friend. How do I let him go?
When is it time for euthanasia?
My dog is getting on in years. She's got arthritis and a heart murmur. I love her and I'm going to miss her, and I'm not sure if I'm holding onto her for my benefit or hers. How do I tell when it's time for my dog to be put to sleep?
The gift of hospice care
Most dog owners will find themselves faced with the agonizing task of asking themselves which is more important–the quality of their dog’s life or the quantity. These situations arise when your dog is facing a terminal illness, or is in the end stages of illnesses such as kidney failure, cancer, or neurological diseases. Sometimes the […]
Grief and acceptance of loss
We bring our dogs into our lives and homes, and cherish and love them. We spend hours talking to them, making them the non-judgmental repository of all our secret hopes and fears. We trust them implicitly and they never let us down. What more could we possibly want? More time with them is the first […]