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Updated Feb 20, 2020

Dealing with the Loss of a Pet...

September 10, 2009 by Mommy T. - Bolingbrook, IL

Hi Moms - A couple weeks ago we had to put down our 13 year old dog, who we've had since he was 7 weeks old. He wa...


20 Year Old Cat

October 29, 2008 by Paula F. - Libertyville, IL

Please help. My kitty is 20. He just lays around. He can still jump on the sofa and does cuddle sometimes. He does ea...


Have to Bury Our Bird Today

August 23, 2009 by Anja G. - Elgin, IL

Good morning Mommies, After being up most of the night feeding my cockatiel water with electrolytes, her tiny body f...


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 ...


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...


How Do I Tell My Four Year Old That His Grandparent's Dog Died?

November 10, 2006 by Amy G. - Oswego, IL

Unfortunately my parents 16 year old dog needs to be put to sleep tomorrow...he has liver cancer and nothing can be d...


My Son's Pet

December 23, 2006 by Tammy F. - Shelbyville, IL

I recently found my son's pet cat dead on the highway he thinks Waffles ran away should I tell him the truth???


How Do I Help My Kids Through the Loss of Their Pet?

June 18, 2008 by NIcol J. - Washington, IL

Last night we discovered that our 3 year old Himalayan was run over by a car. He was an indoor cat, we had no idea h...


How to Help Kids (AND ME) Get Through Loss of a Beloved Dog :(

December 13, 2007 by Karen C. - Oswego, IL

Hi Everyone: This week we had to put down our 13 year old beloved Golden Retriever. We are all having a very diff...


I Have a 3 Yr Old girl....any Suggestions on Handling Pet Loss with Her?

July 07, 2007 by mommy x. - Chicago, IL

I have a 3 yr old girl. She absolutely loves her 10 yr old great dane and so I fear that when he is gone, she will h...