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A dog’s final days can be a painful time for both dogs and humans. There is no “right time” to euthanize a pet and deciding when to take that step is a difficult and personal decision. Being prepared for that challenging time can help you and your family cope with the grief and sadness that come from losing a pet.

There are several websites that assist with pet bereavement and can help guide owners in the choices that need to be made in a dog’s final days, such as:

  • Deciding whether to euthanize a pet
  • Knowing when and where to euthanize a pet
  • What to expect when a dog is put down
  • Options for burial, cremation, and memorials
  • Understanding the stages of grief

Kids may be especially vulnerable to the death of a pet. There are many good books available to help explain pet loss to a child, including Fred Rogers’ When a Pet Dies and Herbert Nieburg's Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children.

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