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Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.

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Loss of a pet

Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

But my veterinarian advised me that my end-of-life scenario for my dog wasn’t realistic. In most cases, a natural death, she told me, means prolonged suffering that we don’t always see, because dogs and cats are far more stoic than humans when it comes to pain.

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Nursing Juliet

Courtesy of TheNewYorkTimes.com | By Danielle Ofri | Illustration by Yvetta Fedorova | Originally Published 10.28.2018 | Posted 11.30.2018 In a world that relentlessly enforces limits, the love of a pet is a refuge for unconstrained emotion, especially for a... Continue Reading →

‘A ticket to the next life’: the lavish Buddhist dog funerals of Bangkok

Courtesy of TheGuardian.com | By Hannah Ellis Peterson | Originally Published 05.24.2018 | Posted 06.23.2018 Full funeral rites from the monks of Bangkok’s Wat Krathum Suea Pla temple used to be for humans only – until a new and lucrative... Continue Reading →

Animals Grieve Just Like Humans. Meet Bella.

Story and Photo by Lisa C. Oliver | Posted 05.26.2018 Bella lost her brother Argyris on the night of April 28th, 2018.  At eight years old, the  Neapolitan mastiffs were littermates, adopted together at 7 weeks of age. Arygris was... Continue Reading →

Mourning a Dog Can Be Harder Than Mourning a Person

Courtest of Vice.com | By Frank T. McAndrew | Originally Publishd 04.10.2018 | Posted 05.14.2018 "Many studies show our relationships with dogs can be even more satisfying than our human relationships." Recently, my wife and I went through one of... Continue Reading →

Dog in mourning: Helping our pets cope with loss

Courtesy of CesarsWay.com | Posted 05.11.2018 A heart-tugging image of a brown Labrador retriever named Hawkeye lying beside the American flag-draped casket of his human companion, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, went viral on the internet within hours. Pet lovers were... Continue Reading →

What happens when a beloved pet dies: Grief can be deep, memories often sweet

Courtesy of KnoxNews.com | By Amy McRary |Originally Published 04.15.2018 | Posted 05.04.2018 Why does the UT Veterinary Medical Center offer a pet loss support group? (Click below to find out) https://www.knoxnews.com/videos/life/2018/04/11/why-does-ut-veterinary-medical-center-offer-pet-loss-support-group/503010002/ Jennifer Burke grieved six months after Hippie Chick... Continue Reading →

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