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How can we help our dog who is grieving the loss of his mate?

We recently lost our 10 year old Siberian Husky, his mate of 9.5 years is still with us and clearly misses his mate. How can we help him through this process?

lindz99

1 Answer

Sorry to hear about your loss lindz.

Obviously dogs appreciate some extra attention, however, it is important to not stray to far from the normal routine. Don't expect your pet to be up and about after a bit of consoling. It will take them (and I'm sure you) a while to adjust to the change. If you over pamper your pooch it might encourage, and in turn prolong, their depressed state.

One thing you can try is to add an additional playtime. This will help to take their minds off things.

All the best

natacarol

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