By Debbie Lamb
Many pet owners consider their dog a member of the family. When a pet loss occurs the owner can feel immense grief and sadness. Many refer to their dog as "my baby" and after the loss, the grief can be comparable to losing a family member. For those you care about, it is natural to want to do something for them but many people do not know what to do for someone who has lost a dog.
Sending a pet sympathy card is a great way to show your care and to send your condolences. There are many card options to choose from. The dog pet sympathy card can be as simple as drawing of the breed of dog on the front and blank inside for your written words. Or, you can find delicately decorated cards with pre-written words of compassion and encouragement.
It is often hard to know what to say in a pet sympathy card. Hand-written words can show you truly want to offer comfort and support. Here is a suggestion that you can write and is appropriate for pet loss.
Dear (Pet Owner),
I am so sorry for your loss. (Dog's Name) was an amazing (dog). I know how much (he/she) meant to you. I know you two have been together for a very long time and (Pet's Name) was there for you through the most challenging experiences. I know how much you loved (him/her). (He/She) will be sorely missed.
If you can remember a funny experience with the dog, it will mean a lot to the owner to reflect on that happy time. It is appropriate to include this memory in the sympathy card as well. A friend who is hurting will find comfort knowing you spent time thinking about them and have not forgotten the dog.
A carefully chosen dog sympathy card will show your support for someone who is grieving and will help in the healing process. For those who want to give something more than a card, a drawn dog portrait is a special memorial idea and beautifully acknowledges the passing of a dearly beloved dog.
Dead Dog - Owner's Story of the Last 24 Hours With Their Dog
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Trevor_Stephenson]Trevor Stephenson
My lady and I today had to make the most painful decision we have ever made and put our dog Kai to sleep. The pain we feel is almost unbearable and at the moment, even typing this I can feel the tears streaming and the tightening of my throat, just now I still see her ever time I close my eyes.
Although she had already been diagnosed with congestive heart problems, which incidentally Kai was on heavy medication for, she developed this problem with sitting down. Yelping each time she sat, which of course meant that she wouldn't...And the poor thing would pace and pant. We took her that first night to the emergency vet (as it was out of hours) and the Vet gave her an anti-inflammatory and painkiller shot - he diagnosed inflamed joints (Kai had previously been diagnosed with early arthritis), we got her home and after a period of almost hysterical panting she had peaceful nights sleep. The anti-inflammatory worked and all was well.
A few days later(last night), it happened again and as before we went immediately to the emergency vet and repeated the process, when the painkiller kicked in she was able to sleep, although this time my lady said that she kept crying at points through the night which she didn't do the last time.
We had planned to take her to the normal vets the next evening when we got home from work, but fortunately my lady Lauren only works 10mins up the road and was able to check at lunchtime, what she found was our dog in excruciating pain, yelping and crying so hard that she had bit her own tongue, the treatment was not helping any more. Enough was enough and she went to the vets with Kai...
This plus her heart condition was too much, all the vet could do was give a steroid injection but then advised that could fail her fragile heart anyway and if she didn't, Kai would probably not make it through the night.. We spoke and we made the decision to stop her current and no doubt future pain, suffering and mental torture
Here's an odd twist, when I rushed from work to be there today I called, and Laurens brother (who had went with her) answered and said that they had just gone into the room a few minutes ago to place her to sleep, I boarded the tube for two stops to London Bridge and in-between stops I caught an unmistakable smell of Kais scent, it was just the one an sniffed furiously after but it happened just that once. I have spent everyday of her 11 years (since six weeks old) with her - I know her like I know myself so there was no doubt. This I knew was the moment she had passed and I need no-one else to validate it, but sure enough as I entered London Bridge to catch an over ground train Lauren called me and said that it was done.
Right now I prey that she will return to us, she can keep me up all night scratching just as long as I know her spirit has found her way back to her home, our home. I wish to see a glimpse or to know that she is no longer in pain and can be with us in spirit when she wants to, but I suppose I will have to wait for my own passing to be truly re united and to throw magic wood sticks in heaven.
Please God, show me that My Dog go to Heaven
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Article Source: [http://EzineArticles.com/?Dead-Dog---Owners-Story-of-the-Last-24-Hours-With-Their-Dog&id=1613035] Dead Dog - Owner's Story of the Last 24 Hours With Their Dog departure to Heaven