Helping Children Understand the Loss of a Pet

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Today we have a special guest post by Kenneth Newman, DVM. Dr. Newman is the author of Meet Me at the Rainbow Bridge, a story that begins with a tragic accident in which a careless driver backs up 25 yards without looking, pinning Dr. Newman and his beloved Labrador, Gracie, between his family station wagon […]

Ask Dr. Diane: Adopting a Second Dog

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Dear Dr. Diane, I have had 2 labs (brother and sister) . They are 11-1/2 never been apart a day in their life. I just lost my boy on Jan 3, 2011. I haven’t left the girl alone yet at all and not sure I can. I am considering getting another lab; he’s a pup […]

Helping Children with Grief for a Pet

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Dogs teach us so much about life…and part of that life includes death. A pet’s death is very difficult on the entire family but it can be especially troublesome for children. Today we have a special guest post on how to turn losing your pet into a learning experience for your child. It’s never a […]