Dealing with Grief

Pets are part of the family, so when they leave us, it may hurt. A lot. Grab some tips on how to best work through your pet-related grief and come out on the other side smiling about the bond you once shared.

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Our Dogs Likely Mourn the Deaths of Other Household Dogs, Study Finds
Grief is a complex set of emotions that we all experience differently. But do our dogs grieve the loss of other household dogs?
Heartbreaking TikTok Shows Cat Mourning Loss of Her Kitten By Cuddling With Stuffed Toy
This cat owner went to great lengths to console her feline friend: making a stuffed toy for her cat to cuddle after the death of her kitten.
Missing for 20 Years, Cat Spends Her Final Days With Original Owner
Phoebe had disappeared 20 years ago, but her microchip allowed her to reunite with her owner for the last few days of her life.
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