The loss of your dog is heartbreaking. Take the time to honor your dog, grieve, and seek support as you cope with your loss.
Immortalize your pet with something special like a portrait, a donation to an animal shelter, a tree planted in their honor, or a tattoo.
Use a when to put your dog down checklist to determine your dog’s quality of life. Consider your dog’s mobility, pain level, and appetite.
Dogs grieve like people and may go through the five stages of grief — denial/isolation, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance.
Mourn your dog’s death: Battling the grief of your dog’s death can feel impossible to overcome. Mourn your loss and heal in the process.
For many kids, dog death is their first experience with serious loss and grief. Although everyone grieves differently, you can help your children cope.
Deciding it’s time to euthanize your dog is difficult. Work with your veterinarian to provide hospice care before making the final decision.
Dog cloning offers a genetic copy of his or her beloved four-legged friend. But before you make that decision, determine whether you need to clone your dog.
Knowing that your dog death grief will gradually lessen over time is probably not much comfort when the pain of their loss is still fresh, but there are some healthy ways in which you can work to cope with your feelings.
Recognize quality of life signs so you know when it’s time to say goodbye to your elderly or sick dog so your pet doesn’t suffer.