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Dog Death

A Heartfelt Goodbye

Alyson Herzig | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Alyson Herzig

Today, I said goodbye to my Big Girl Lexi, my Bernese Mountain Dog. She was only 7, turning 8 in May, but by her breed standards she was well into her golden years.

Living in the Moment With Our Dogs

Nicole Wilde | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

One of my best friends lost one of her best friends this week. Sydney was a 13-year-old mixed-breed bundle of love and was my friend's "soul dog." If you've ever had one of your own, you know what I mean. I can't say I know exactly how she feels, but unfortunately, I have an idea.

10 Healing Quotes to Help With Grief

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

When we lose a loved one, the difficult part is trying to learn how to function without them. The relationship is so ingrained in our daily habits, we have to train ourselves to learn new behaviors without the loved one around.

How Not to Shoot the Family Dog

Tricia Spencer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Crime
Tricia Spencer

Emotions are running high in the wake of yet another shooting of a family dog by a police officer. This time it happened in the small town of Filer, Idaho. It's not the first time such a thing has happened, and unless something changes, it surely won't be the last.

Book Review: A Cookie To Go

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Cyrus Saatsaz

Among many challenges of owning a dog, without question the most difficult is when the animal passes away, an experience most dog owners will have to deal with given their limited life spans.

WATCH: Russian Man Rescues Dog From Potentially Horrific Elevator Incident

Posted 05.31.2013 | World

In what could have been a horrific accident, a man rushed to the rescue of a small dog whose leash was caught between two elevator doors. Caught on...

Annie Happened to Me

Liz Keller | Posted 01.28.2013 | Good News
Liz Keller

The vet left me alone in the room with Annie and I asked her, "Are you ready to go?" She kissed me as I spoke. She was tired. She lay in my arms, kissing my face so gently.

What Fiona Apple and Jimmy Stewart Know About Loving -- and Losing -- a Dog

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Jane Grossman

Some people who write about their pets really write about their pets -- and they do it in a way that speaks to the hearts of other humans who have also had significant interspecies relationships.

Coping With the Death of Your Pet

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Grief can be a confusing experience for children. The death of a pet is often the first time children are subjected to such sorrow.

I Turned My Dog Into a Knickknack

JJ Keith | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

Bernie's cancer went into remission, and he survived to meet my daughter. Then, amazingly, he held on to his remission to meet my son 20 months later. But living that long wasn't easy on him, and it took its toll on us, too.

PHOTOS: Puppy Strangled To Death At Pet Store?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Rita, the adorable four-month-old English bulldog puppy depicted above, was allegedly strangled to death while in the care of PetSmart's groomers, th...

Nestle Purina Under Fire For Treats Linked With Dog Deaths

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home

When Terry Safranek's nine-year-old fox terrier became violently ill after consuming Nestle Purina PetCare Co. jerky and died in mid-January, she laun...

My Dog: My Teacher In Life And Death

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

She was my first dog, my mentor and my trusted guardian. So when the time came, I did what I promised I would do: I held her and I watched her die.