How can we manage our kitty's end-of-life well, and help our 10-year-old daughter cope? (Recs for age-appropriate, non-religious books on separation, loss, sickness, or death welcome.) [more inside]
We put our 20-year-old cat to sleep at home last night. I had read about what to expect, but did not anticipate her struggling so desperately throughout the procedure. Now my mind keeps going back to those awful moments over and over. I’m wondering if anyone here has had a similar experience, or just has some thoughts on how to process this. [more inside]
My partner is facing some big life changes, including a new job and loss of a pet, and I'm wondering what small ways I can support him and make life easier for him. [more inside]
We're most likely euthanizing our dog this week. I've read previous posts, but want some reassurance. Much much much more inside because I want you to know the whole story. [more inside]
Daisy attacked & damaged 3 dogs, has heartworm, severe separation anxiety: is it time to put her down?
My dog has damaged (bitten through the skin) 3 other dogs and was just diagnosed with heartworm. I know it's a bit impersonal to ask online, but can help me figure out when it is time to consider putting down my pet? [more inside]
Share your personal stories about explaining euthanasia to a preschooler. [more inside]
DeadDogFilter: My vet lost my dog's ashes - what should I do? [more inside]