Here are 10 things you should never say to anyone whose dog just died, regardless of the dog’s age or cause of death. Even if you mean well in your heart, any of these 10 things should never be said to any person who’s recently lost their dog.
We love our pets. They are our family and our best friends. We know, sadly, that their lifespans are all too short! You may be wondering if there are other options besides burial and cremation. Aquamation is a dignified, earth-friendly alternative to cremation.
Dogs, just like people, mourn the loss of their canine companions. In many ways, their grief is similar to humans'. Fortunately, there are several ways to help a grieving dog. Some of these tips can help grieving owners, too.
Owners of aging dogs—perhaps 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.
Anticipatory grief is the fear of losing a pet. It is commonly felt when a dog is diagnosed with a terminal condition such as cancer or with aging, geriatric dogs. Preliminarily mourning doesn't have to be negative, it can be turned into a proactive experience.
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.
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.
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.
These sympathy gifts for someone whose cat or dog (or other pet) has just passed away can bring hope and comfort to a friend or loved one coping with pet loss.
The death of a dog is a painful experience, regardless of your prior experience with grief. Whilst some people believe it's not okay to feel grief, this articles discusses why it's perfectly acceptable and healthy.
A guide to help people whose pets are nearing the end of their lives to help them decide when to let them go.
When our pet dies, we can be overtaken by a deep sorrow that hits us harder than we expected. We might feel guilty or embarrassed for crying buckets of tears over Fido's death when we couldn't muster up a sniffle at Aunt Peggy's funeral. To heal our pain, we need to take deliberate steps to honor our animal friend.
I have read countless articles 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.
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.
Do dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, and other pets go to heaven? This Christian perspective examines the question and looks at the beliefs of both famous theologians and pastors, and what the Bible has to say on the subject. Pets and heaven is a controversial subject in Christendom.
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.
It is always heart-breaking when it comes time to putting your dog to sleep, whether due to an accident or just old age. Saying goodbye to a friend is one of the hardest things to go through.
Our pets are always dear to our hearts and are considered to be like our children. When one passes over the Rainbow Bridge, we need closure. This article outlines the best way to celebrate your pet's life with a Wiccan ritual.