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What to do when dog dies unexpectedly.
Sometimes, in spite of all our best efforts, the unexpected happens, and your dog suddenly dies, leaving behind a grieving human.
What can you do when your dog dies, suddenly and unexpectedly? Here are some of the things you can do.
You may already know, or may be reading this now, as this post is dated from last week, but just in case, here’s what to do when your dog suddenly dies.
1. Get help, as quickly as possible
The best thing you can do in the first few days after your dog dies, is to get in touch with your vet or a vet clinic. As soon as possible, make an appointment and go in for your first checkup.
If you think your dog has died, but can’t find a body, try searching for his paws, in case they’ve been pulled off, or try looking in the garden or around the house. The smell of your dog’s body may be in the air, and if the vet can’t find his body they may also need to search for his paws and find the location of where his body is.
2. Give yourself a chance to grieve
The first few days after your dog dies, you may need to take some time to grieve. Your vet will most likely ask you to provide details about how your dog died, and if it can be determined, a vet may be able to tell you if it was unexpected.
If it was unexpected, your vet will also want to know if it is known if there are any underlying causes. If there is an underlying condition causing your dog to die suddenly, the vet will want to know what is known about this condition and the best way to manage this.
If you have any concerns about your dog, you may need to consult with another vet or a vet who specializes in treating dogs. This can be really helpful in making an informed decision about whether or not you should continue with the treatments you were previously planning to administer.
3. Do a little research and talk to friends
The next thing you need to do after your dog dies, is to start some research and find out if there are any treatments you could try that may help.
If your dog was having any treatment or medicine, talk to your vet about whether this will need to stop immediately or just needs to be modified. Your vet will know what is happening and can give you the best advice.
If you start taking a look at how your dog’s life may have been, you may discover some other things you may need to do to help him cope. You’ll probably find that a lot of your life revolves around your dog. You’re going to need to talk to friends or family about how you’re coping.
4. Start to plan for life after your dog dies
If your dog is suffering from some kind of illness, you’ll need to think about how you’ll be able to cope with this. In many cases, you can still have to look after your dog, for a little while longer.
If your dog has already died, then you’ll need to make the decision about what you need to do to help you cope with this. You may need to talk to your vet about how you’ll be able to do this, and also think about how to talk to the people you care for about this.
5. Keep your dog’s body alive
As soon as you’ve received some help, you’ll need to start looking after your dog’s body. The first thing you need to do is make sure you can keep his body safe.
Make sure you find a suitable place to keep his body safe. If you’re going to keep him in the house, make sure he’s safe indoors, in a room you can lock up.
In the first few days you’ll need to keep the body safe in a safe place in the house where it won’t be disturbed, to give you time to grieve. You’ll also need to think about what you need to do to say goodbye to him, before you start thinking about how to give him a proper funeral.
6. Give your dog a funeral
The funeral is a process of saying goodbye to your dog, and a way to make his passing a part of your life.
The first thing you’ll need to do is find out what happens with your dog’s body. Does the vet want to bury him, and if so, will you need to pay for this? Do you need to do a cremation? Do you want to do a traditional burial in a cemetery? Does your dog have any friends or family that want to come and pay their respects?
Once you’ve determined what you need to do with your dog’s body, you’ll need to start planning a funeral. Think about how you want to pay for this. Do you want to pay privately or through the vet? What kind of funeral do you want?
7. Make sure you keep on living
After your dog has died, it will probably take some time before you feel ready to get back to normal life.
The first thing you should do is think about what you’re going to do with your dog’s body. You’ll want to think about how you’re going to say goodbye to your dog. You may want to take a photograph of your dog with your smartphone, and write a nice letter or e-mail to your dog. You may want to keep a photo of your dog around the house, or create a collage of photographs to remind yourself of your dog.
If you’re thinking of cremating your dog’s body, you can start thinking about how to do this now, and also how to make the process as easy and as painless as possible for you. You might want to consider how you’re