8 Tips To Cope With Your Dog’s Death
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Has your dog recently died? Are you just wondering how to cope with that kind of stuff? If you are, you might want to read 8 Tips To Cope With Your Dog’s Death. Before we begin, please take a moment to pin this to your Dogs board.
8 Tips To Cope With Your Dog’s Death
1. Take time for yourself.
You need a moment to just calm down, relax and get away from it all. You can’t believe Fido’s gone and you can’t ever find him again. It’s okay. We all have to deal with it at some point and you are definitely not alone in your struggles. Take time away from everything. Try making a scrapbook of fun times with your dog. Click the button below to purchase a book to use and some stationery!
2. Talk about it.
Sometimes, you just need to talk. Let it all out. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone about this, write it out in a journal. Below is a journal with a lock, in case you don’t want anyone reading about your feelings for Fido.
3. Keep Busy!
Sometimes, it’s not a good time to think about your dog. No regrets here. You definitely don’t need to think of your dog all the time, so don’t feel bad about that! Try a Create This Book, they are really fun to keep your mind off pesky bad thoughts.
You need to relax. Like, really bad. Now you can’t sleep at night because bad thoughts about your dog come to mind, and it is not helping. At all. So, before bed, try meditating or use these cards to melt anxiety. They are for children.
5. Stop regretting!
Regretting things you did with your dog is not going to help. Like the time you let him jump off a high fence, and he hurt his leg? Or the time you didn’t close the gate and Fido got out? Or the time you fed him something you shouldn’t have and he got sick? Yeah, stop regretting. Now. I mean it! Instead, think of the good stuff. Below is a memorial picture frame so you can put a picture of something fun you did and can always remember.
6. Help with someone else’s pet.
It may sound crazy, but helping with someone else’s pet may help you. Doggy-sitting or walking a dog, or taking care of a cat can actually make you feel better. Believe it or not, but a few days after I lost my dog, I went to a friend’s birthday party and of course, it was puppy-themed. I got to play with puppies all day. Below is a notebook you can use for pet-sitting, to put information about the pet you’re watching.
7. Let it out.
It’s OK to cry. It’s OK to mourn. It’s OK to stop and do things at your own pace. Don’t worry about what other people say. Pets become a big part of our lives, and we love them every day. Even if you have a not well-behaved dog, you will miss him with all your heart. And you know what? That is OK. Below is a mug that I made for remembering your pooch. When you put in a hot drink, your dog’s picture and the text comes up.
8. Get another pet.
Everyone says it, when you lost your pet, get another. It actually may help, because it’s not replacing your old pet, it’s just bringing another one into your life. The only thing about getting another pet is, you have to be careful. Sometimes, when we are grieving our dogs will pick up on that and become aggressive or depressed. But, right now, your dog is smiling down upon you for all the good choices you made and for how happy you made his life. Below is something your new doggy might like from Snuggle Puppy. Snuggle Puppy has a real-feel heartbeat that comforts puppies.
8 Tips to Cope with Your Dog’s Death
It’s really important to cope with your dog’s death in a healthy way. There’s nothing wrong with crying sometimes and I want you to remember, you’re not alone in your struggles. Every pet owner in the world will have to deal with this sometime.