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Updated Nov 22, 2019

Could Use Some Heartfelt Advice Please

August 17, 2008 by lacey s. - Dayton, OH

sadly, we had to put our beloved family dog to sleep today. i'll spare everyone the details, but we did the humane th...


Putting Our Cat down - How Do I Tell My 4 Year Olds?

July 09, 2008 by Amy P. - South Londonderry, VT

Our cat is 20 years old and it's time. He's been with my husband for this entire time (and me for 16 years) so it's ...


Lost Pet, When to Handle the Issue of Getting a New Puppy

July 14, 2009 by Elizabeth C. - Canton, MI

We just lost our dog, a wonderful springer spainiel that was only 6 years old. Naturally we were not expecting it. ...


Our Family Pet Was Killed Unexpectedly

December 31, 2006 by Diane G. - Williamstown, NJ

Our not quite two-year-old husky was attacked and killed by two pit bulls. Our children are all feeling the loss, th...


Off Topic, Pet Related, but Need Some Advice

October 31, 2006 by meghan s. - Columbus, OH

OK, I really need some opinions on this because I am really devastated and at a loss. Last night I come home fro...


How to Explain

May 12, 2008 by Angela S. - Pasco, WA

How do I explain the death of our dog to my 3 and a half year old daughter. My puppy dog that was just 5 months old ...


Death of a Beloved Pet

June 30, 2009 by Kate M. - Huntersville, NC

I need some help deciding how to explain the death of our dog Cooper to our 3 year old, CAllie. Cooper is 14 years o...


Books to Explain to a 4 Year Old?

April 22, 2009 by Jennifer G. - Tinley Park, IL

Our dog just got diagnosed with a disease that will shortly take her life. Does anyone know of any books to help my ...


Missing Cat

July 30, 2008 by fran g. - Nashua, NH

how to handle a 3yr old female indoor cat that likes to go out and is out tonight and play and only went out once bef...


How to Help My Six Yr Old Daughter with the Possible Loss of Our Pet Chihuahua

March 03, 2008 by Lisa D. - Medford, OR

Hello, We have a sweet little chihuahua who has been the delight of our lives since we got him Christmas of 06. H...