Dog Death


How Do You Cope With the Death of a Pet You Love?

It’s a myth that “time heals all wounds.” Nothing will erase your grief, but these ideas will help you cope with the death of a beloved pet. Here, you’ll find comfort and hope in two unusual pet loss stories, plus help coping with your grief in healthy ways. Coping with your pet’s death is different – and some say more […]

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Tips for Women Over 60 Adopting a Dog

Adopting a Dog – Tips for Women Over 60

A reader is hesitant to adopt a dog because she’s over 60. Will her dog outlive her? These tips for women over 60 will help you decide if adopting a dog is right for you. You can never learn too much about dogs! In The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Patricia B. McConnell […]


How to Find Peace of Mind After Putting a Dog to Sleep

These ideas for finding peace of mind after you put a dog to sleep are inspired by readers’ comments. For many dog owners, grief is compounded by guilt and regret after a dog is euthanized. The Paw in Hand Devotion Garden Stone is a lovely way to remember your dog. The stone reads: “Our pets lead us from patience to love, and […]

Finding Peace of Mind After Putting a Dog to Sleep

Is Trifexis a Safe Flea Treatment for Dogs

Is Trifexis a Safe Flea Treatment for Dogs?

Before you get the flea treatment Trifexis from your veterinarian, find out if it’s a safe flea treatment for dogs. Here are two stories of what happened when Trifexis was prescribed to dogs. I have given my dogs Bayer Topical Flea Treatment for Dogs with much better results, because of what happened when I gave my dog Georgie Trifexis flea treatment. When you’re […]


Cremation Urns for Your Dog’s Ashes

Finding the right cremation urn can help you grieve your dog’s death. Here are several types of pet cremation urns for dog ashes, and a parable that explains why dog is man’s best friend. The AngelStar Pet Urn with Frame, says “Forever in Our Hearts” is a functional urn that holds the ashes of a beloved pet. It’s beautifully detailed, and can […]

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Dog Died Gifts

Sympathy Gifts for Dog Lovers After Their Dog Died

A dog’s death is heartbreaking. These sympathy gifts for dog lovers will help people through the grief after their dog died, and show how much you care. A thoughtful gift for dog lovers is a garden pet memorial stone that says “In Memory of a Faithful Friend and Companion.” The memorial stone can be kept indoors or outside, and will be a […]


How to Deal With Guilt After the Loss of Your Dog

Feeling guilty is normal after the loss of a dog. Here’s how to deal with guilt after putting your dog down or somehow causing your dog’s death. If you accidentally hurt your dog – or you put your dog to sleep and you regret it – you’ll feel terribly guilty. This is normal – but so painful! Here’s how to […]

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How to Know When to Put Your Dog Down

Veterinarian Marie Haynes describes the most important things to look for and how to know when to put your dog down. She also shares her experience with putting her own dog down at home, and offers help for healing the grief of losing your dog. Are you confused about putting your dog down? It’s natural and expected to feel devastated, guilty, sad, and […]