Cute gray funny baby kitten in gray cloth

Our dog has been really down since our 13-year-old retriever died. What can we do to raise her spirits?

Ask the Vet: 我們的狗在我們十三歲的金毛尋回犬死後情緒一直很低落,我們能怎麼樣令她精神一點?| Our dog has been really down since our 13-year-old retriever died. What can we do to raise her spirits?

Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc

從我的個人經驗來說,我相信我們的寵物貓狗會為離世的家庭成員感到衰痛,當中也包括牠們的同類。我建議有可能的話,盡量讓牠們看看離世的家庭成員,讓牠們明白牠們的朋友離世了。不要讓牠們處於「為甚麼牠們的朋友不再回家」的疑問中。和你的狗狗好好談談,讓她知道發生了甚麼事。如果你有你金毛尋回犬的骨灰的話,請你讓你的狗狗知道並講解,看看能不能使她感覺好一點。

DR. PAULINE SAYSFrom my own life experiences I believe that our pet dogs and cats mourn the passing of other family members including their own species. I recommend whenever possible let a pet view and spend time with a deceased family member. Let them know their friend has died. Don’t keep them wondering “why” their friend never came home one day. Talk to your dog and tell her what happened. If you have the ashes of your retriever please introduce them to your dog and see if that helps ease her pain.



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