How to Live Without Your Dog

If you think you can’t live without your dog, you’re not alone. These tips for surviving your dog's death are inspired by a question from a reader…

What to Do When Your Dog Dies

Here's what to do when your dog dies - these tips are from pet owners who lost their dogs. They share what helped them cope with grief, because your dog's death may be one of the hardest things you ever face.

How to Prepare for the Loss of a Pet

Nothing will dull the pain of losing a pet, but these tips on how to prepare for the loss of a pet will help you cope when you lose your dog, cat, or other beloved animal companion.

How to Help Kids Cope With a Pet’s Death

After a pet dies, you may not know what to tell your children. These five tips for telling kids about pet loss are from Letting Go of an Animal You Love: 75 Ways to Survive Pet Loss. It's my ebook; I interviewed pet loss experts, grief counselors, and veterinarians for the healthiest tips for grieving the death of a beloved dog or cat.

Help Grieving the Death of Your Dog

Here are several different ideas to help you process the grief you feel about the death of your dog. Nothing will take your loss away, but these resources will show you that you’re not alone.

How to Cope With Anxiety After Putting a Dog to Sleep

Four tips on how to cope with anxiety, depression, and regret after putting a dog to sleep. These suggestions for coping with anxious feelings and regret after saying good-bye to your dog are inspired by a Zen parable about two monks.

When Your Dog Has Cancer

When your dog is diagnosed with cancer, you'll have to make several difficult decisions about treatments, and possibly say good-bye before you're ready.