Pets depend on us for food, shelter, protection and general well being. This, coupled with the fact that they can't talk, may create a situation of extra stress and guilt when we are unsure of what they need or how they are feeling.
The article, "Dealing with guilt -- did I do everything I could?" discussed tips and resources for dealing with the guilt that is often associated with pet loss and grief. Guilt can also be experienced when a pet is ill or if a pet owner is unable to spend as much time with the pet(s) as s/he would like.
Have you experienced "pet owner guilt" in your life?
How did you "know" it was time? Can you offer advice for coping with guilt or grief?
Please share your tips here.
Additional Resources for Information and Coping:
Saying Goodbye - Resources for learning about euthanasia, how to know when it is "time," and pet loss and grief
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