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Old August 2nd, 2013, 09:15 PM   #21
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I cried like a little bitch both times when I had to put my last dogs down. No shame.

I still cry after all the times I have had to do it, also with no shame . Dogs are your true unconditional love givers. Doesn't matter if you just stepped out for 5 minutes when you come back in it's like the party's on it doesn't get any better than that.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 09:20 PM   #22
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I am very sorry for your loss
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 09:23 PM   #23
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I too had never heard of the closure.
Thanks for sharing that, I too will look into it.
Sorry for your loss.
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so sorry for your loss.
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I still cry after all the times I have had to do it, also with no shame . Dogs are your true unconditional love givers. Doesn't matter if you just stepped out for 5 minutes when you come back in it's like the party's on it doesn't get any better than that.
That is so true.

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Yeah when an animal dies in the wild the others smell it and it lets them know they are gone and they can move on. Some vets recommend this as closure for the other pets in the home. We had a dog and cat quite a few years back and the dog developed bone cancer and we had to put him down. We didn't know about the smelling issue then so it was not done, and soon after the cat just went into what seemed like deep depression and his health went down hill fast. They played together all the time it was so funny to watch what are supposed to be mortal enemies play like they did and actually kiss (lick) each others face often. They cuddled up together and slept that way often. The cat was just not the same after he lost his big buddy.
This explains why my moms cat seemed depressed when the dog died.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 11:30 PM   #27
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My sister is the one who told me about it as her vet told her, it is an instinct that dogs and cats still have from when they roamed in the wild . She has done it with all her animals since the vet told her about it and we do it also it seems to help.
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Sorry to hear. I have a 12 year old min pin which was a wedding gift to my wife which has CHF. she is still holding her own but the clock is definatly ticking.

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Sorry to hear your beloved dog has congestive heart failure also. When my father died the funeral director mentioned to my mother that we could bring my dad's little doxie in to smell him for closure also so there must be something to it. My dad's doxie was his baby she was always with him. She smelled him whimpered a few times and seemed fine then.
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I cried like a little bitch both times when I had to put my last dogs down. No shame.
My kids want a dog, but i can't stand when they die
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 12:59 PM   #31
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My kids want a dog, but i can't stand when they die
It's hard for sure but it's a part of life . I think animals live shorter lives preparing us for the loss of blood related family members. I grew up with hunting dogs as they were a necessity to help put food on the table and we lost a lot of them and back then it was not that big of a deal (not trying to sound cold hearted), but they would run off sometimes coming back sometimes not. They constantly dug themselves out of their pens and would just take off. If they didn't come back you just got another. Now as I'm older and softer it tears me apart to lose a pet but they provide you with so much love and good times it is worth it in the long run.
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