Death of a Pet: Preschooler

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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...


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!!!


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 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 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 ...


What Is a Good Pet for 4 Year Old?

J.C. asks from Kansas City

Ok mom's my 4 year old would like a pet, a dog or cat is out of the question what I would like to know is are gerbils, hamsters or guina pigs good pet for a 4 yr old ...


I Have a 3 Year old...enough Said :)

J.L. asks from Portland

OK, mainly I'm just venting, but of course would love any ideas, input, etc. from those who have or have had 3 year old boys. My biggest frustration is...why in the w...


Ideas for Explaining Death of Dog to 4 Year Old

S.K. asks from San Luis Obispo

We just had to put our dog to sleep this weekend. My son is 4 and knows that he is sick and not happy. We have told him he is at the doctor trying to get better, bu...