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How to Know if You Should Put Your Dog to Sleep – A Vet’s Advice

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.

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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 […]


Comfort and Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat

Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the intense pain of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for pet loss will comfort and help owners cope with the death of their dogs or cats. “No one can say how long we will mourn pet loss,” writes Gary Kowalski in Goodbye, Friend: […]

Spiritual Ways to Survive Pet Loss

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How to Know if You Should Adopt a Dog Today 

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 […]


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 […]

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Finding Peace of Mind After Putting a Dog to Sleep

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 […]


Help Surviving the Loss of Your Pet

Losing your dog or cat is deeply painful, and you’ll miss the unconditional love and loyalty your pet gives. Here’s help for surviving the loss of a pet, inspired by a reader’s request. In How to Survive the Loss of Your Pet, I share a wide variety of coping strategies from veterinarians, grief experts, and […]

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