You are normal if you’re filled with regret and guilt after putting your dog to sleep. How do you find peace of mind? You can’t change the past, and deep down you know you made the right decision. It was time for your dog to stop living, but you can’t live without your dog. For many dog owners, “pet loss […]
One of the hardest parts of owning a hunting dog or a terrier with “ratter” lineage is seeing your dog kill a squirrel. I never dreamed I’d say “My dog killed a squirrel” – nor did I realize how guilty and sad I’d feel.
Deciding if it’s time to put your dog to sleep (euthanasia) is agonizing. Here, a veterinarian describes how to know when it’s time to say good-bye. These guidelines are from Marie Haynes, a veterinarian who had to put her own dog to sleep. This veterinarian shares her story of putting her dog to sleep, and offers information about pet euthanasia.
Adopting a dog? This guide will help you decide. Included are reasons for dog adoption, how to know if you should adopt a dog today, a list of the six most common dog diseases, and information on pet insurance. These tips for adopting a dog are inspired by a reader’s question about getting a new pet. It’s one of the […]
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 […]
Don’t face this alone. These thoughts on how to forgive yourself when you didn’t protect your dog from an accident or death will help you cope. I gathered tips from dozens of readers who commented on my article about dealing with guilt after causing a dog’s death. In I Will See You in Heaven, Jack Wintz shows us that the dogs we […]