Here are a few things to consider when you’re deciding if it’s time to adopt another dog.
On Dealing With Guilty Feelings When Your Cat or Dog Dies, a reader left this comment: “I lost my 9 month old boxer puppy today to a seizure, and I’ve been feeling really guilty about it…as much as I feel I could have done something, there’s really nothing I could do about it. My dog died in my arms this morning and I can’t stop thinking about him.
I really want another dog but I’m feeling really guilty about getting another dog as I loved my boxer with all my heart. I feel very guilty about loving another dog that isn’t him. At the same time I want a dog really badly after the wonderful times I’ve had with my boxer. Do you think I should really get another dog?”
There’s no right or wrong answer, but the following tips may help you decide.
If you’re struggling to cope with your dog’s death, you might find The Loss of a Pet helpful. It’s a wonderful resource for healing, mourning, and moving on after a pet dies.
How to Decide if You’re Ready to Adopt Another Dog
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Do you have any thoughts on getting another dog after your dog dies? Please comment below.
If you know someone who lost a dog, read Sympathy Gifts for Dog Lovers After Their Dog Died.
If you’re struggling to cope with pet loss, read Letting Go of an Animal You Love: 75 Ways to Survive Pet Loss.