Symptoms of acute grief after the loss of a pet can last one to two months, and symptoms of grief persist for up to a full year (on average). Do dogs understand death? Although we observe that dogs suffer from ...

What should I tell my children? When a pet dies, be honest, to the point, and to the point, advises McNamee. Parents tend to use euphemisms such as “died” or “fell asleep” to describe death. For a young child, words ...

Losing a pet in any situation causes sadness in children and the thought that a family pet ran away can add feelings of abandonment and rejection. If your pet dies suddenly, your child may benefit from seeing the pet’s body ...