Death of a Pet: Older Child

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Telling the Kids About Having to Have Our Dog Put to Sleep

C.M. asks from St. Louis

Our wonderful dog whom my husband and I got together 12 years ago has been diagnosed with stomach tumors that are inoperable. We have no choice but to have her put to...


The Death of a Pet

*.M. asks from Tucson

How do you tell children that their pet(cat) is child is 5 and one is 10........I'm asking for my sister!!!


How to Explain Dog Having to Be Put to Sleep

C.R. asks from Chicago

Unfortunately, we are getting close to having to put our dog to sleep. Any advice on how best to explain this to a six year old?


Death of Pet

H.M. asks from Lewiston

We are in the process of finding out our dog may have cancer. In order to find out, he has to have major surgery next week. If it is, it is a death sentence. He is ...


Death of a Pet

M.T. asks from Providence

We have several animals and two of them are getting up in age and have started having health problems. I know the time is going to come soon where we need to make a d...


8 Year Old and Death

D.J. asks from Lake Charles

I am a single parent of a wonderful 8 year old son. His father is reluctant to be in his life; however, after some heavy praying on my part is seems that Dad is final...


Loss of a Pet

L.J. asks from Tampa

Hi mommas!!! Three nights ago, we had to put our 14 year old lab to sleep. She got sick very suddenly and her health declined rapidly over a two day period. It was ...


Pet Lovers ~ What Would You Do About This Cat??

L.M. asks from Chicago

I have a cat who is 12 years old. As she has gotten older, she has developed a sensitive digestive system and often has very soft poo. It's not diarrhea where she ca...


Would You Let Your 9 Year Old Walk Home from School?

C.V. asks from San Antonio

My 9 year old son wants to walk to his friend's house after school on Friday. He would be walking with his friend & the distance is probably less than a mile. The neig...


What to Do with My Cat?

C.S. asks from Minneapolis

I am at my wits end with my 10-year-old cat and don't know what to do. She was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago and we now have it under control with only one...