My Dog Died: Support When Your Dog Passes Away

The grief you're likely to feel after the loss of a pet can often be overwhelming. After all, your dog or cat was probably a huge part of your life for a decade or more. There was once a deep bond, but now there is emptiness and you feel alone...


The grief you’re likely to feel after the loss of a pet can often be overwhelming. After all, your dog or cat was probably a huge part of your life for a decade or more. There was once a deep bond, but now there is emptiness and you feel alone without your pet. Grief recovery is a process that can take longer than you might expect, so give yourself plenty of time to process your feelings.

Several different emotions factor into the grieving process. One of the most common is depression – those lingering feelings of sadness that naturally come with a loss of any type.

In some circumstances, you may also feel guilty, wondering if you did everything possible for your pet, or finding yourself playing the game of “If only I had…” Pet owners who make a difficult decision to euthanize may also be plagued by guilt. Especially in the case of terminally ill pets, it’s important to remember that you made every decision with your pet’s best interests in mind and that there’s no reason to beat yourself up over the outcomes.

Depending on how your pet died, you may also feel anger – say, if you feel a careless driver was at fault, or if you feel your vet didn’t do everything possible in the event of injury or illness.

Experts in bereavement agree that it’s important to express yourself, no matter what you’re feeling, rather than trying to keep your emotions bottled up inside. If the animal you lost was a family pet, the whole family can support and listen to each other, while single people may have to turn to outside family and friends for a sympathetic ear.

It’s also true that friends who aren’t pet lovers may not understand the impact the loss of a pet has had on you, and are not willing to listen empathetically. If this is the case, you may be able to find a pet support group in your area – call your vet or the local humane society for a recommendation.

Dogster’s Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support forum is an amazingly supportive place to share your loss with others who understand exactly what you are going through. It’s often ranked as one of the most valuable forums in our community.

Remember that other pets in your household may also be grieving. It’s not uncommon for dogs or cats that were raised together to react to the loss of a companion with listless behavior and loss of appetite. You can support them with love and extra attention.

For children, the loss of a pet is often their first experience with death. Being supportive to them means explaining the event in a way that is appropriate for their ages and that fits into your family’s spiritual and religious beliefs. Children under six often don’t understand that death is permanent, while older children may be so curious about the process that they ask questions that seem morbid. No matter what age, let your kids be part of any rituals or activities you plan to celebrate your pet’s life or memorialize its passing.

If your pet died at home or if you had a cat or dog put to sleep by your vet, you may be disconcerted by the process of deciding what to do with the remains. Deceased pets can often by handled by veterinary offices for a fee. Home burial is perhaps the most popular option, giving you the comfort of laying your pet to rest in his own yard or garden. Be aware, however, that in most cities, ordinances discourage or prohibit pet burial, even though it’s unlikely these ordinances will be enforced.

If you rent, or if you move around a lot, home burial may not be an option you’re comfortable with. You can check your local Yellow Pages for a pet cemetery or pet cremation facility. Or, go to The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement and then click on your state to find a listing of all such services in your area. You can also shop online or locally for a decorative urn to hold your pet’s ashes, or a custom head stone to mark its resting place.

Often pet lovers have to deal with the question of when to adopt another pet. Some may feel ready to do it right away, while others may feel the need to wait weeks, months, or even a year. In general, any time frame is okay, as long as you’re sure you’re adopting a new pet in an effort to move forward, rather than looking backward and trying to replace the pet that you lost.

73 thoughts on “My Dog Died: Support When Your Dog Passes Away”

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your losses. I just lost my German Shepherd named Snowball to cancer. She went through two surgeries but I never put her on chemotherapy because I didn’t think it would give me that much more time with her. Am I wrong? I raised her since she was a puppy and she was just shy of 11 years. These three days have been very painful. Whatever you need to do to grief is totally understandable. I also find myself grabbing her plush animals to smell her scent. My normal days are gone. I miss giving her butt scratches when she asked for them. When she needed to go outside she would give that unique growl as if she was saying “common dad hurry up!”. She will never be replaced but I will get another Shepherd in the future. Take care everyone you are not alone.

    1. I wish I could take this to heart but some good words to hear. “Don’t cry because it’s over, SMILE because it happened” – Dr. Seuss

  2. Airam Hernandez

    My housemate s dog Chico died 2/20/19. She was having a tantrum, My Chewy a shi tzu i had since he was a couple of monthds to his Death 25 yrs! was my Everything he was my Angel,my protector,my soulmate, he died in my arms on 3/30/19,at 950 am I work 12 hr nights and had taken several nights off 2 be with him, so I had to work before I left I told him Do not go to Rainbow bridge till mama gets home! At 0700 I saw him on camera get up and go to sliding door.I got home at about 8:15, held him,gave him his meds, and cried.My boy was very communicative, not just wit barks he made many sounds,and expressions, he kept putting his paw on me and he wa wimpering crying as if telling me I don’t want to leave you mama, untill I told him he cld go,it was okay because b he would be back in a different body,and we would b together forever and ever!Then I felt his soul leave his body and my heart split in two!I wanted to pound on death,to scream,no you can’t take my angel, while at the same time,I didn’t want him hurting! Daizy picked me 6 yrs ago, she was my wiggle butt my shadow. She left me 9 days after Chewy on 4/9/19! I feel so guilty she had an ear infection, I didn’t catch it in time because my pain for losing Chewy was so intense. I took her emergently to vet on 4/3 when she was falling when she walked!Was so relieved it was”only an ear infection” was given ear drops on the 4/4 she was doing better then on 4/7she threw up then stopped eating,(lack od appetite,nausea vomiting were symptoms of ear infection) I blended food gave it with a syringe, called Vet asked 4 anti emitic.on 4/8 I called Vet twice thought she needed anti emetic, maybe iv, and systemic antibiotics. At 11:30 she threw up and layed in her vomit, I cleaned het and decided we were going to ER again in the morning! I gad a dental appt,as soon as I got home I rushed her to ER, thinking an iv meds a few hrs there and she wld come home (I had saved her life twice before once she endometriosis had surgery, another no one knew what happened she just was not responsive )both those times she got 02, iv iv meds I took her home and gave her water every 2 hrs w a syringe and she recovered! This time the Vet came in and told me her liver, nd kidneys were not good, she was on keyo acidosis,her only chance was a different hospital that gad icu, needed 1000.00 2 walk in door and 1000.00 a day 2 b in icu! I was broke she was 14 no guarantee, I just lost Chewy 9 days ago!! I agreed to euthanasia, held her in my arms,and felt like such a trator!!She kept raising her head nd resting on my shoulder, while I decided to let them put her to sleep! God I should’ve asked them to send her home with an IV, called in to work that night,I couldn’t think, so much psin!! How can all 3 dogs be gone in less than 6wks!How can my Angel,my protector my strength not ve there?And now my Shadow, my wiggle butt who I betrayed is gone too!!! I have one other dog I love her, but we are not as bonded,she doesn’t cuddle. I have been picking up shifts because I cannot bear their absence at home! So many memories, painful daily reminders of what will NEVER be again!

  3. I lost my 3 1/2 yr old little girl to vaccine induced immune mediated hemolytic anemia on Christmas day (2018) The worst day of my life. She was so young and vibrant until her booster shot took her life. No words can explain the grief and sorrow I feel.
    I would advise every pet owner to ask about a titer test before you do vaccine shots. I didn’t know about them before but I do now.
    Her name was Liberty and she will be missed forever.

  4. It’s terrible sadness. Total feeling of emptiness. The if only are overwhelming. She was my rock and best friend. She will be missed more than i can imagine. Tears tears tears

  5. I just lost both my babies in less than 48 hours. I wish I could go with them. I have never felt pain like this. A piece of me is gone forever.

  6. I just lost my sweet Spooky. I loved her so much. She was sixteen and I had her as my friend through good and bad. My heart is breaking. She had become blind and mostly deaf in the last six months so I know she was tired and wanted to go home, but I cold not give her up. I carried her outside to pee pee and I hand fed her when she needed me to. I would have cared for her forever. I just cant quit crying.

  7. My beautiful Ruby(a Hungarian Vizsla) died age 10 1/2 years, 6 weeks ago . It was so sudden , one minute she was fine then she collapsed and her tummy was huge, we took her to vets she was scanned, they found a large tumour on her spleen and liver, it was such a shock, she seemed to perk up, but then became so sick and in obvious pain, so vet came to house and put her to sleep. I just buried my head in her soft fur and sobbed. I’m sure she knew it was her time the way she kept looking at me, it was as if she was saying it’s my time. She was my best friend, I love her so much, miss her so it hurts in my chest, it’s unbearable, I feel lost and lonely without her. Can’t see how life will ever be good again. I just can’t see a way forward.

  8. My best friend just died suddenly last night, 11th Sept 18, Mylo aged 10 and 3 months exactly, he woke me up early hours with heavy rapid breathing, he was a king Charles cavalier and had minor problems supposedly related to the breed, nothing life threatening, I let him outside to the garden at 6am and he was vomiting and falling over so I knew something wasn’t right, took him to the vets at lunchtime and she checked him over, gave him an anti sickness injection and antibiotic injection as she thought his stomach was very tender and he may have had an infection, said his heart sounded fine and the heavy breathing and nausea was due to high temperature and feeling sick. I brought him home and he progressively got worse, wouldn’t move, drink, eat anything and his breathing was getting worse, by evening I thought enough was enough and called the emergency vets who told me to bring him in, Mylo was lying out in the garden at this point after dragging himself out and within the time it took me to get inside and get dressed when I went back outside to get him in the car he had died. I was in shock, no signs of life yet I tried to save him, i still don’t know why, how, was he poisoned, so many questions left unanswered, he was perfectly fine and his usual self the day before, I’m distraught and can’t stop crying, I should have acted faster, rest in peace my little man, I love you more than words can say xx

  9. I’ve lost Bob.. it’s a pain I cannot describe. I have a pack and we are all suffering. Some won’t eat and haven’t for 2 days and others haven’t moved more than 6ft. The worst pain I’ve experienced. I firmly believe in the words of will Rogers “if my dogs don’t go to heaven, I want to go where they go”

  10. I understand my dog Nyke died june 12, 2018.I feel sick to my stomach and heart aches every 2 to 3 hours.I decided it was time ,he was dead, blind, not eating. Sleeping all day and had bad arthritis. He was 14 years old bichon pek mix.I never cried like crazy in my life. I didn’t want him to go but it was the right decision, I was being selfish and was depressed of letting him sleep.My heart aches.

  11. I lost my precious little dog Missie on May 16 2018. I am lost. I just want her to come back home. I have so many different emotions. I am sad mainly, but I get angry, depressed and I feel guilty as I feel I did not do enough for Missie. My heart is breaking. I look for Missie every where. I get great pleasure as I feel she talks to me every day. I miss you so much Missie and I can’t wait to see you again and I know when it is the right time I will.
    Love you with all my heart.
    You were my love my life and best friend.
    Love momma❤????

  12. I have lost so many people in my life, never have l grieved like l have for my blu! 15 years l shared with him ! 15 years of Love ‘ Loalty & Laughs! In my heart forever lil buddy! I Love you Blu!

  13. iv just lost my boy “Diesel”, he was a border collie cross of 15 years and 9 months, it hurts so much, i feel broken without him, i love him more than words can say, i can hardly see for the tears in my eyes, its been 3 days now, i just want him back so much.

    hi 5 my lad, dad loves you.

  14. our handsome,very shy rescue dog had to be put to sleep yesterday.#We are in our late seventies,but adored him.In the last two days his back legs seemed to cave in.The muscle seemed to have gone on his back.I still wander if there was something I could have done,as the vet,though very
    nice,gave me no explanation.Would love to rescue another young one,but are we too old.Moss was 13years.and loved him so much

  15. its been one month since my beloved dog Stella died. She was a heart worm and cancer survivor. She was recused from a puppy mill. When we took her to the vet, i lost a pice of me. We miss you.

  16. i lost my two dogs, not dead, but taken away from me because of my mother. She couldn’t handle dogs and sent them away.
    my heart aches, i can’t breathe sometimes, even sometimes I will cry and cry and cry. THese dogs meant so much to me, they were everything to me. My best friends. The only thing tht truly kept me alive. Its been 6 or 9 months and my heart still breaks i still feel pain and it hurts so so bad. I have never been more attached to anything in my life.
    ill never forget them

  17. I lost my dog Gigi February 2. She would have been 18 years today. This is very painful I feel lost. She was a chihuahua and I love her very much.

    1. Hi Gail, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. If you are feeling depressed, we suggest getting professional help. Feel better!

  18. I lost my best friend, my dog Bow, a Jack Russell Chi cross yesterday and I miss him so badly. He was my constant friend who helped me through the worst of times, never left my side. We went for so many amazing walks together and understood each other so well. I will keep him in my heart forever.

  19. It was so hard for me, we had two dogs put down because they were so ill, their names are Arnie and Archie, on their last day of living, I cuddled them all the time, talked to them and even took them out for a walk, when the day came for me to say goodbye to them, my carers cleaner and friend came I started feeling grieve coming, I carried Arnie downstairs and when I put him in the basket, I said goodbye to them, I realised it will be the last time I will say hell and goodbye to them again, when archie was coming down the steps I picked him up and gave him a kiss on the head and said goodbye to him and I cried I even buried my face into his fur , nowadays I keep thinking that they are hear and when I realise that they are not there it really upsets me and even I sometimes cry. I miss them so much, they are my baby boys

  20. Hello John, as a man, I have never wept or cried as much in my life when I unexpectedly lost my Whiskers last weekend. I am so sorry for your incredible loss. They are like our children.

  21. My 11 year 4 month old little Whiskers was taken from us suddenly last Saturday morning 10/28/17. He had been breathing a bit fast for the past two weeks so we took him into the vet. The vet said he had a small throat infection and prescribed antibiotics and brought up the fact that his last tests showed a slight heart murmur. He had been in great health with no major health issues. He was fine Friday night but he woke me up around 3 am Saturday and was breathing like he was out of breath. We finally got him into the emergency vet and he convulsed in my arms. The nurse said he still had a heart beat and to rush next door to the 24 hour emergency vet. When I got there, he had a massive heart attack and died in my arms. They gave him a euthanasia drug just in case so he would not suffer. I have never cried more in my life and have never been so depressed. He was my pal and shadow for the last 9 + years. I feel like a big part of my heart was ripped out. We cannot stand a house without a dog so this weekend we finally adopted a rescue 11 week old mix that eerily looks like him and has the same habits at home. For the past week, we have seen Whiskers on the home security cameras as a bright mist in the area he would lay and wait for us to get home. I’ve caught glimpses of him and heard him clip clopping into my bedroom at night.

  22. I have just had my 17 year old Golden Retriever put to sleep after a diagnosis of cancer which had become aggressive. It’s been 3 days and I find the grief more overwhelming than I imagined. CJ was my best friend for those 17 years and saw me through life’s ups and downs. He was loved and cared for incredibly by myself and my family but I find myself questioning if I could have looked after him better or if I should have asked the vet to keep him going a bit longer so I could have enjoyed him longer. As a man we are told Not To show emotions but I’ve cried more in the past 3 days than I’ve done for years. I am totally bereft.

  23. Oct 8, 2017, 8:25PM, Roxy left us , I hated/had a guilt of myself to listen 2 vets push me to put her down. I had dogs before but Roxy is so special so different so close….She was born 3-19-02, came to our home 6-7-02, a golden baby.. people said it is the best to put her done before she suffers…but what if ..what if…what if… How can I forgive myself? She is not ready to go, we are not ready to say good bye either…I had tons of prove, even on the last moments…SHE smiled ..
    She gave us not only tons of joys but also the unconditional love.
    The moment she closed her eyes, I realized I should put down my angry, my complaining toward to the people I love. Life can be done in just a second..

  24. I know exactly how you are feeling. My 13 year old chihuahua died in my arms yesterday suddenly from heart failure and I am devastated and lost. We were together all the time since she was 8 weeks old and I just want to go to her and hold her and kiss her and she’s not here. You will get through this because you have to and so will I but you will never stop missing him anymore than I will stop missing my Emma. You will just learn to live with the loss. I know because I lost my precious Buddy 12 years ago and I still miss her. Just try to stay busy, take care of yourself and go through the motions of life. Oh and ignore the well intentioned but bad advice from your relatives and friends – you do NOT need to move on. You need to feel the pain and grieve your friend.

  25. Emma, my longcoat Chihuahua, died in my arms yesterday suddenly from heart failure. We were together 13 years, ever since she was 8 weeks old. She was my angel, my love, the perfect friend who never did anything wrong. I am devastated and miss her so. I can’t believe she’s gone. I know I will get through this somehow but so what? I will never see her, never hold her, never kiss her again. Watching her die in my arms as she struggled to breathe was horrible and I can’t get the images out of my mind. God help me.

  26. I just put down my beagle Jack, yesterday .. and I feel so horrible and in so much pain I want to sleep and never wake up, he was 13 years old and only had one eye but he way my buddy he would follow me around everywhere and always howl for me when I got home from work and now he’s gone and he’s no longer with me and I don’t know what to do with myself , my mom and my grandma say I need to move on but they didn’t bond with jack like I did.
    I don’t know if I’ll ever get past this I miss him so much .

  27. Our little friend Ruby passed away from blastomycosis a few months ago. She was only 4 years old and was the light of our lives. She was very, very social and loved everyone. Very hard, even now. Didn’t need a leash during our walks every morning, and evening. She enjoyed doing her tricks for treats. She would get excited when I would tell her we were going to the dog park so she could play. Several times I would be having a bad dream and she would awaken me. When my parents passed, she sensed my sadness and sat on my lap as if she knew. I still miss her. She didn’t deserve to die like that. Thank you for letting me share.

  28. We just had to put our Chloe Bear to sleep 5 days ago on Sep 14, 2017. She was a beautiful Beagle. She was 16 yrs and 3 mo old. She was struggling because she lost so much muscle mass in her back legs she could barely use them. She fell a lot. This went on for months then on Mon Sep 11th, my birthday, she could no longer use her front legs. She could not stand on her own at all. We had to hold her to use the bathroom, eat, and drink. She suddenly began to not seem to want to eat. It was like she just couldn’t chew. I had noticed she was already having difficulty drinking water. Then she just wasn’t drinking much at all. Bless her heart I feel she was completely fine in her mind. She would get ansy when she needed to go out and we would take her. She did have a few accidents. She just wasn’t able to move herself anymore. I laid in bed and thought what it must be like to lay there for 8 hours in one position and not be able to move. It broke my heart to think of her in this condition. Choosing to put her to sleep was the hardest thing I ever had to do. The vet had already tried to convince us weeks ago to do it but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I struggled everyday watching her. I miss her so much. I’m barely functioning. I’m so glad I have family to get through this with. I wish I would have waited but I know I’m being selfish. I just can’t imagine she would rather be dead than alive even in her condition. My 22 yr old son took her on walks in her wagon the two days before we did it and we slept with her for her last night. She struggled all night and then all the sudden was sleeping soundly just hours before her appointment. I pray I made the right choice!

    1. Wayne Scott Ryerson

      I feel the same right now. It has been one month and I still cant believe that 16 1/2 year old mini dachshund Scooter is gone. He was different to me than the other dogs I had over the years. He went everywhere with us, so everything reminds me of him. We did the same as your son, wheeling him in a stroller when he was tired or had difficulty walking. Now I lost pictures of him in a new phone that I got before I was able to back them up which makes it even harder now! I am glad I read your story. I just had to tell someone.

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  30. We love our dogs. We love you Chelsea. My eight year old Shih Tzu, Chelsea, has died. She was very sick…diabetes complications and heart problems & August 11th while in the hospital she died over night. There was routinely no monitoring during closed hours. I should’ve never left her there. The last thing I said to her was “Wait, wait, I’ll be right back”…the same as always when I left her, her partner Brooklyn & their daughter Meghan in the house. My little loyal girl died in a strange place, surrounded by unfamiliar animals…waiting for me to return. After the call the next morning, my son had to manage everything from then on. I was and still am devastated. I should have recognized her illness much earlier. She was loving, little, innocent, obedient, smart, pretty and totally dependent upon me. If the others would hesitate when I called…she would always come, sit and look up at me as if to ask…”Why are you still calling him/her when I’m here!” Instead of one empty space in our bed there are two because her daughter insists on sleeping by the closed bedroom door. Tears every day for you, girl dog. Chelsea was a really nice dog and we need her.

  31. My dog honey a sweet cocker spaniel passed away 2 days ago , we took a walk then the next morning she passed away in my arms I’m honestly heart broken.she was only 7 years old , I will miss my honey , I know oneady we will see one another in heaven .i just miss my dog ????

  32. I said goodbye to my heart Rocky Aug. 18, Ill never forget that day. We fought CA for six months, just when I thought he was going to be with me for awhile, it moved to his bones. Nothing I could do, but do one last thing, and not let him live in pain anymore. Since than all I can do is cry, it’s so unfair to take my baby when there are so many unloved. He was one constant in my life and so much of what went on in my world was because of him. It’s like a part of me has been ripped away. I see him everywhere, I listen for his bark when I get out of the car, and can almost see his sweet face peeking out of the window watching me come home. For the last eight yrs. its just been the two of us and I was very content and happy with that, now he’s gone. If I could of given him yrs. of my life for more time with him I would of. It would of been fine my me if when saying goodbye I laid down and went right along with him. When we went to the vets. he walked to the scale and weighted himself one last time. This is just the worst thing I’ve went though.

  33. I just lost my Oreo girl Aug 31,2017. She just turned 11. She was a 13 lb black and white little thing. She was my everything. I am having such a hard time with her loss. I wish I saw the signs.. she stopped playing ball, she stopped going up the steps, she stopped walking around the block. I just thought it was age. Then she was diagnosed with Mega Esophagus on 7/20 and we let her go 8/31. She lost 5 lbs in that time. Couldn’t stand, didn’t even lift her head when I come in the room. I knew it was time……… I hated every single moment ever since. I can not get pass this

  34. when we lost our precious Cindy when she was just 7 weeks shy of her eleventh birthday part of me died the same day. I never grieved so intensely for any human passing away. I held Cindy as she was euthanized due to a brain tumor that progresses so rapidly. She was my soulmate, my child, my bet friend. I could not stop crying uncontrollably for months. I am still crying after 6 months but not uncontrollably. I would all of the sudden feel a heaviness in my chest and struggle to breath. Then the tears came flooding out. She taught me so much in the years we were together. She was 10 weeks old when we locked eyes and we were inseparable for the rest of her life. Had our own language. I knew that because we love her so deeply we had to let her go to Heaven. She needed to be at peace and with dignity. Anyone who says “It’s just a dog” I beg to differ. They are loving beings that have a soul. We lost her on March 21, 2017.

    1. I know how you feel. We just lost our sweet cattle dog last week. She turned 14 in Nov. and seemed in good health for her age. One day she wouldn’t eat, drink, couldn’t get up and stumbled when she walked. Neuro test indicated likely brain tumor. We made the tough choice to put her to sleep rather than prolong the inevitable. She had a long, happy healthy life for 14 plus years.
      Of course this was just 6 days ago, but I feel such deep sadness. She was such a love, a beautiful dog. Her name was Tasha.

  35. I lost my heart/soul dog on June 16, 2017, she was almost 11. It was so unexpected, took her in for some back pain, they did x-rays and she was never able to walk/stand after that and she died at home a few hours later! She was not supposed to die that nite. I cannot get over the grief and trauma I have gone through. I miss her so much and my house is so quiet and empty, I am miserable. I need to have a dog in my life, but I am not ready at this time. I keep expecting to wake up from a bad dream.

    1. I feel the same Tamara. My roughly 9 year old dog had just gotten the flu vaccine when he started occasionally skipping a meal ad coughing. We brought him in, they put him on antibiotics thinking he had picked up something. I brought him back in before his followup because he didn’t seem to be improving, they did Xrays, and he had metastatic lung cancer that was suffocating him. We tried to be seen by oncologists but no one could see us before he turned for the worse, and we put him to sleep. We were planning our autumn walk schedules one week, and within 2 weeks he was gone. We keep saying it feels like a nightmare we can’t wake up from. It was so fast, and we had done so much to keep him healthy, but we know cancer strikes anyone. I feel like a part of me is missing. I feel empty.

      1. I too have lost mypreciousdog Buddy to bladder cancer and dementia. He was 15 . I feel totally lost and sick without him. He is always on my mind . As sick as he was I still feel maybe we still had sometime. I will always feel the quilt but I know it’s because I never wanted to let go. Call it selfish but that’s how much I loved and will always love him. Maryann

      2. Deborah Miller

        I know exactly how you all feel Canon I knew I had for my Teddy down your the Chinese crested always ailing..
        So what he had stopped eating for 2 days I had made the decision to take him out of his misery all the dog I said good bye to him including his brother Ernie who was is bonded rather than we got adopted.
        But when I came home without Teddy who is too much for me and it collapse I rushed him to the bed when I put him in oxygen.
        They said here can just of heart failure and he would need oxygen overnight and he might be fine.
        But he wasn’t fine when they did more x-rays they found out that he was full of cancer as well and had to be put down the next Day so I lost 2 of my babies in 2 Days.
        Ernie was so unexpected he never told us he was sick I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get.
        The pain I feel is overwhelming sadness a feeling that I don’t want to get over it I just so want this stuff that happens.

      3. This is too weird. After my dog got a flu vaccination, he went downhill. Losing weight, coughing, breathing problems. He ended up with a tumor on his lung and heart. Had to put him down. Was fine up until. He was 14 tho

  36. I am so sorry for your loss! I do understand, I lost my pom Teddy on June 27th, 4 days shy of his 16th birthday. I still cry for him every day, the house is so empty and quiet without him. I ‘m grateful he was in my life, to experience such unconditional love is a blessing many do not understand. I’m hoping we’ll meet again under the rainbow bridge.

    1. My dog Emily died almost 5 years ago, she died of a heart attack right next to me. She was sitting all of a sudden her head fell on the pillow, I felt her heart it gave one last beat and she was gone. I still cry for her a lot, in the end she went deaf and had Alzheimer’s . She was 16 when she died I don’t think I will ever get over her. I have a dog now I will not leave her behind should something happen to us, she will not go into a shelter she will be euthanized and be cremated with us and sprinkled over the pet cemetery where all my other dogs are buried. I hope to be at peace at last.

  37. The day my dog passed away I will NEVER forget!!!!!!!!!!!!! Marmalade was my best frriend!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was her the shs born and everyday!!!!!!! I miss her SO MUCH!!!!!

    1. I had to put my 14 year old Chi mix to sleep June3,2019, he was so sick from chf and fought hard after being diagnosed. for 2 1/2 years. I knew I was losing him but I can’t let go. I did what was right for him because he was suffering and I knew it was time.. still that does not take the place of his presence . I lost a dog in 2016 , Big, to diabetes.. that was bonded to Binky. I really think the loss brought on Binky`s chf. And I have never gotten over Big. Now I face the loss of my little furbaby, my best friends are both gone. I feel so empty and sometimes scared. I have blood pressure issues that have , since losing Binky gotten bad , when it was under control. My heart is shaddered. I pray often for God to help me find peace , I miss him and Big beyond expressing in words. I have to find comfort, my health depends upon it.

      1. I’m so sorry for your loss. We had to put our dog Christmas down last September. She was almost 16 and I miss her terribly. However YOU can’t let your health go! Your pet would not want that!

      2. My 3 year old baby was diagnosed with lymphoma. Exactly 3 weeks later she was gone. It was too soon. I am so sad, I just want her back. This pain is awful. She was my baby. I have 3 other pups, but she was the baby.

    2. I Lost CODY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE TODAY July24 2019 my baby my best friend i miss him i want him back now but i no that is not going to happen we are all griving for him his father duddly is looking for him my cats are doing the same What do you do i cant think anymore ikeep looking for a sign from cody but nothing yet l no in my heart he is wright by my side but i dont feel him yet I dont no what else to say

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