For lots of us, our furry friends are a part of the family and for children especially, losing them can be very difficult. For some children, their pet might be a best friend and sharing the bad news can be a tricky task for any parent. But there are ways you can help them cope and understand, while still allowing them to grieve.
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What's On Your Mind? - Losing A Pet
We’ve recently found out our dog has only got a few months left to live. I’m heartbroken and don’t know how to tell our children. What should I do?
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