Death of a Pet

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Sisters Dog Being Put to Sleep

S.N. asks from Philadelphia

Hello All, My sister's dog is getting put to sleep next week and I'm wondering what if anything I should tell my 4 year old? My sister watches both of my girls wh...


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 t...


Please Help. Family Pet Has to Be Put to Sleep.

A.W. asks from Kansas City

I found out today that our yorkie has to be put to sleep. It is hard enough for me to deal with but I don't know how to go about explaining it to my children. They ar...


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 Dying to Preschoolers. (Bieng Put to Sleep)

L.O. asks from Detroit

Our 13 year old dog is quite sick.. I think it is time for her togo to dog heaven. My kids are 3 and 5. Does anyone have any good words that I could use to explain ...


Death of a Pet

C.C. asks from Washington DC

How do/ did you help your child with the death of your pet? My 4 y/o is still asking for our cat to come sleep (he started to be her companion once out oldest went to...


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 ...


Pet Loss...

T.M. asks from Fort Myers

Hi Ladies, How many of you have sent out sympathy cards for pet loss??? And how do you decide to do that??? I am really iffy about sending a card. My brother and ...