Dogs grieve like people and may go through the five stages of grief — denial/isolation, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance.
When the death of a pet happens, it is important for the owners to know how to cope with their loss. Talk about your loss.
For many kids, dog death is their first experience with serious loss and grief. Although everyone grieves differently, you can help your children cope.
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.