These articles feature Dr. Becker’s interviews with experts from different fields, all sharing the same passion and advocacy to improve the health and welfare of animals around the world. Gain valuable wisdom and insights from these amazing individuals, and become the best advocate you can be for your pet!
There's a great misconception that grieving over the passing of a pet is unjustified because a pet isn't human. Sadly, this can lead people to judge themselves harshly - and prevent them from reaching out for support - when they feel an intense, overwhelming sense of grief over their pet's passing.
What would your pet want you to do when he or she passes? How do you begin to mend the hole in your heart? Like many of us, dog mom Carol Bryant has lived through it and come out the other side with much to share about how to live in the moment and find needed comfort and support.
When your pet dies, it's natural to experience a roller coaster of emotions, from depression to anger to guilt. By committing to doing what's necessary to address your pain, you can come out the other side, knowing there is happiness down the road.
Is there a way to help ease the pain while caring for your end-of-life pet, and once he or she is gone? Find out how creating a memorial in honor of your pet can help, along with other tips for caring for yourself, including dealing with feelings of guilt and grief if you have chosen euthanasia.
This may be the most difficult question you'll ever have to answer during your pet's lifetime, and the right answer depends on many factors. Just as quality of life matters for your dog or cat, so does a good quality death. This source can help provide the answers and support you need.
Meet an incredible team of dedicated dog trainers who are bridging a huge gap in the no-kill movement. Learn about the invaluable tools they've created to help stressed and special needs rescue dogs transition successfully into new homes.
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