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one of my dogs passed away
An_251014 posted:
I had two dogs for the past four years - one of them recently and suddenly passed should I expect my dog to react?
rohvannyn responded:
Sorry to hear about your dog. You have my sympathies. Your other dog may very well act sad and mopey for a while. Some dogs are more demonstrative than others. They may look for their friend, whine, want to be alone, or want more attention. Don't be surprised at all if they act sad, just give a little more affection and grieve together. Dogs do have feelings and they remember people and companions. I've found that it helps if the surviving dog can sniff the body, so that they know what happened, but I know that it's not always possible.

My cat "Mouse" watched her best buddy in the last stages of an illness and was there when he died. Consequently, she acted sad but didn't look for him to come back.


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