Friday, January 27, 2012

Do Dogs and Cats Grieve

Do Dogs and Cats Grieve when they lose a furry friend?

This is a question that many Lap of Love vets are asked often.  And I personally do think that some pets grieve depending on the situation. That is why performing the euthanasia at home not only makes the pet that is passing more peaceful - but it helps the other family members (2 or 4 legged) say goodbye and be apart of the process. 

Dr. Dani allowing time for goodbyes

Dr. Lisa Rodasto (boarded in veterinary behavior) recently wrote a great article on this subject that I wanted to share with everyone.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE! 

Even if you have to put a pet to sleep in the clinic, ask the veterinarian if you can bring the 'sibling' to the appointment so they can be there for their friend. 

Posted by:
Mary Gardner, DVM
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice 

Lap of Love helps families in the following areas:
Florida:  Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Ft. Myers/Tampa, Jacksonville, Broward/Palm Beach counties, Miami, and Gaineville

North Carolina:  Fayettville, Raleigh/Durham, Charolette

Tennessee: Knoxville

1 comment:

  1. I have always wondered too -- thank you for the article, much appreciated!


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