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Coping With Your Dogs Passing

Feb 24, 2008
For some of us our dog is our best friend. Dealing with the loss of our best friend can be devastating. The more prominent our dog has been in our lives, the harder it is to lose them. Children and single older people can be hit hard by a dog's passing.

If you are unprepared, as most people are, the loss can be almost more than you can handle. Sudden loss from an accident can magnify the problems we can face. Fortunately there is a few things we can do to minimize our grief.

Leave your home for awhile. You may not feel like a vacation but perhaps a visit to family or friends will help you find a bit of solace. Don't visit a house full of energetic small children if you need quiet but take a break.

Go ahead and cry. Don't bottle your emotions inside. If you have to shout or cry, do it. Keeping things inside makes it harder to deal with. If you get it out now, it makes things easier to deal with as time goes on.

Talk about your friend to a human friend. Find another dog lover and talk to them. Sharing your relationship is a healing process. As healing begins, you'll want to give away most of your dog's possessions - even if you think you may get a new dog. But consider keeping a favorite picture or favorite toy as a nice memorial.

Find another dog. No, you are not going to find a dog just like the one you lost. In fact, it is a good thing that they will be totally different. It will help get over the loss. Besides, your new dog needs to find their way into your heart. Chances are, it won't take long once you get them home. Make sure you get them all new supplies starting with dog beds, dog collars, new toys and so forth. This way it will be a new beginning for you and your new dog.

Remember that life is precious. Our departed friend would want us to be happy. With time, we can move forward in a less pained fashion. Taking on a new companion can help us look forward to a happy future.
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