Thursday, May 30, 2013

Advice about grieving dogs

I have been asked by one of my facebook amigas, Jill  if there is any advice I can give her about her grieving dog.

Her pooch Andy, will not eat properly since his best doggie pal Lakia died three weeks ago. Jill is concerned about Andy as he just does not want to eat, and is still very depressed even though he is on doggie anti-depressants. Jill is looking for another lady dog from a rescue shelter in the hope that will cheer Andy up. Lakia the doggy that recently dies and Andy were both from rescue shelters in Tenerife.

Many of you who read this blog are  expert doggie owners and some of you have been on training courses in dog behaviourism.  If you have any advice/experience you can share that would be much  appreciated :) please leave comments muchas gracias

 I have suggested that Jill take Andy to a dog training class to meet other doggies and bring some food along to give to him as treats.

Here are some suggestions from some of my facebook amigos.

Steph Tufft Very sad. Would suggest (if she hasnt already) trying the most tasty, tempting food possible - good health can go out of the window for the mo, he needs to be enticed to eat. Does Andly get left alone at all for work reasons etc? If so can someone come in and see/walk/play with him? Can she socialise him with ther dogs - go on group walks and encourage him to participate? Hope he is ok. Such a shame 
Steve Felton  Lots & Lots of love and cuddles and a cuddly toy to snuggle up to, it's very hard I went through this with two Old English Sheep Dogs back in 1989, just think how you would feel yourself and give lots of care and attention to the one who is greaving, I wish you all the best and sorry to here about your loss xx
Chantal - I think the biggest mistake I made when DeeDee died was not bring her home and let Meg see her.. So I went with DeeDee to the vet and came empty handed back.. So Meg was looking for a long long time for DeeDee.. From that point on I said to myself when one dog dies I am showing it to the other k9 family members..
Olwyn Venables I don't have dogs anymore just cats but cats do grieve too.'Mum' cat was 20 years old and son was 16 and mum died at home.We dug her grave and son watched us bury her.It was pouring with rain,he sat on the wall by her grave for days and then one day he shook himself,came into the house and it was over.So the other family dogs should be shown the body.

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