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Updated Feb 20, 2020

How Do You Explain the Death of a Pet to a Toddler?

March 23, 2009 by Jen C. - Swampscott, MA

Hi Mamas, I've written before and gotten wonderful answers/advice/help from everyone - thank you all so much. My qu...


How Do I Explain THIS Part

September 06, 2008 by Alice T. - Lockport, IL

Our family cat died suddenly Thursday morning. Blood clot to the brain...totally unexpected. Both our girls- age 5 an...


Time to Put Our Dog Down

December 20, 2008 by Lori S. - Mason, OH

The time has come where we have to put our dog to sleep. She is in end stage renal failure and very sick. I have four...


Cat Ran Away

March 26, 2009 by Michelle M. - Newark, NY

We recently had a cat run away, and we are trying to find a way for our kids to have closure. Our soon-to-be 5 year ...


How Do I Explain the Death of a Family Pet to My 4 Yr Old?

July 10, 2008 by Wendy D. - Beaver Crossing, NE

Today we had to say "goodbye" to our cat Tucker. Due to health reasons he was put to sleep. I told my daughter that h...


What to Do with a Pet That Has Passed Way

May 05, 2009 by Elizabeth c. - Kansas City, MO

i know this is off the subject, but my family's cat has passed away (old age, appearently yesterday). I noticed that ...


Having to Euthanize Dog, How to Tell 2 Yr. Old

October 15, 2008 by Rita M. - New Port Richey, FL

Unfortunatly we are about to have to put our dog, who was my wedding gift from my husband, down. He has a tumor on t...


Time to Go

April 04, 2009 by Sarah H. - Fort Wayne, IN

My husband never had pets as a kid. After we got married we got a dog and he fell in love. It's been 12 years and it ...