Dog grief: Just like people, dogs grieve and may go through the five stages of grief — denial/isolation, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance.
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.
Let yourself grieve your dog’s death. Knowing that your grief will gradually lessen is little 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.