The death of a dog is a painful experience, regardless of your prior experience with grief. Whilst some people believe it's not ok to feel grief, this articles discusses why it's perfectly acceptable.
Losing a dog leads to a mix of emotions that may be difficult to comprehend at times. Understanding the stages of grief when losing a dog may help the grieving dog owner better understand what is happening to them.
Children can be deeply affected by the death of a pet. Here are some tips on how to help them cope when an animal friend passes away.
Dogs, just like people, mourn the loss of their canine friends and their grief is similar in many ways to human grief. Fortunately, there are several ways to help a grieving dog. These tips can help grieving owners too.
These are examples of pet loss sympathy messages that you can use to write in a card for someone you know whose pet has died. Personalize these by adding specific details about the pet.
The death of a pet can be truly devastating, and while it's important to show someone who is grieving that you care, it can be hard to know what to say. Here are some simple messages you can use in a card, a text message, or on the phone to console your friend after the death of their beloved pet.
I have read countless articles in the last year about people's pets dying. It is something all pet lovers have to experience and is always a sad time. This article and the poems relate to how I cope.
The death of a pet can be heartbreaking. But does that mean you should get a new pet right away? Find out if you are ready to adopt a pet after a beloved furry friend has passed away.
A guide to help people whose pets are nearing the end of their lives to help them decide when to let them go.
If your beloved pet has passed away at home, or if you've put him to sleep at the veterinarian's office but can't face the idea of leaving the body behind, you're going to need to bury him yourself. As a child, I'd buried hamsters and gerbils, but...
Anticipatory grief is the fear of losing a dog. It is often felt when a dog is diagnosed with a terminal condition such as cancer or with aging, geriatric dogs. Preliminarily grieving the loss of a dog doesn't have to be a negative experience, it can be turned into a proactive experience.
You've just found out that your co-worker's pet has died and you want to offer them support. You know how painful pet loss can be. Here are some tips on how to help them cope with the death of their beloved companion and process the grief.
These sympathy gifts for someone whose cat or dog has just passed away can bring hope and comfort to a friend or loved one coping with pet loss.
Owners of an aging dog—perhaps one affected by terminal cancer—may wonder what to expect and what common signs indicate that a dog is dying. Recognizing these signs is helpful so that dog owners can be prepared for euthanasia or hospice care with the support of a veterinarian.
Saying goodbye to a pet is part of loving them. The grief is real, but as with any loss, the right song can play a role in getting through it. Here are some songs to help.