Author Topic: This Is What Loving Pet Parents Do When Their Pet Feels Rotten and Is Near Death  (Read 716 times)

Offline DeeDee

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If you're a dog parent, you've either already faced the death of a beloved pet, or at some point you will.

If you've lost a canine family member, you know it can be an extremely painful experience. In fact, many people are surprised by the overwhelming grief they feel when a dog dies.

Because the loss is felt so sharply, many dog parents brave enough to open their hearts to a new pet live in fear of "the next time." We know the day will come when it's time to say good-bye to another precious companion.

That's why we often have a tough time coping with the news that a current pet is now also at the end of his or her life.

Like many people, when the time comes, you may choose palliative care (comfort care) rather than aggressive treatment for an older dog with a terminal illness, and so you enter into a period of caring for a furry family member in his final days. You know what's coming, and it can take a heavy emotional toll.

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Nice article!
Everything you NEED to know about caring for your feline.