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annajohn
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How do i get over my dog dying?

my dog died THIS MORNING and i was wondering how do you get over them dying? for the future i dont want to be in class then all of a sudden start crying out of nowhere. i want to make sure that i get over him correctly.

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Hi there, I first want to give you my deepest sympathy for your loss. However you feel is completely normal and you have the absolute right to feel grief and loss. Pets are not just animals, they are family members. There really is no difference between losing a human or pet companion. Do not try to push your feelings inside because they will not go away; express them how you see fit - whether that is crying, screaming, writing a poem, talking to others (even though not everyone will be able to empathize properly, so choose someone you can trust). If you are in a public setting, simply excuse yourself and tend to your emotions in a private setting. There are a lot of great resources online for handling the loss of a pet. You might also be able to call your local vet to see if they have any connections with pet greif counseling or pet loss support groups in the area. One website I can suggest for sure is http://www.petloss.com/ - here you can find helpful articles as well as a chat room with other members going thru loss. I believe they also offer counseling over the phone and Iams also has a Pet Grief Hotline at 1-888-332-7738.

Again, my deepest sympathy to you. 

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My deepest condolences. Getting over your dog dying is a process that you will have to go through. It may take weeks, months or even years before you can actually get over. I understand and I know because I have also suffered the pain of losing a dog. Two dogs, at that, in just a matter of two weeks. Anyway, for the first few days you just have to let it all out. Don't hold back on your emotions. if you feel like crying, do so. If you're in a public place or in class or work, you can take a moment to go to the bathroom or somewhere a bit private where you can have some time to cool off when you remember your beloved dog. As much as possible, you should also keep all of your dog's things ina boxd, just so you won't have to see them. It makes moving on bearable, trust me. you'll get through it, don't worry. Just take comfort in knowing that your dog is now in a better place.

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annajohn, I am so sorry and send you my heartfelt best wishes and condolences.

First of all, he wasn't "just a dog" he was your friend and family member. You are going to feel some grief about your loss. Especially at first. You will miss him of course. Don't give yourself a hard time about crying if you need to.

You will always miss your special friend, but you will adjust, give it time.

If you find it especially hard to cope with your loss, there is a good forum you could go to, where there is always a lot of understanding and support for those who have lost an animal companion. http://www.rainbowsbridge.com    The people there are very kind-hearted, and have all suffered the same loss.

Blessings to your dog's spirit. He has "passed over" really -not "died". He will be OK, and you might sense his visits to you in the future....it is possible.

Take care, and blessings to you.

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My sympathy goes out to you. It is an old cliche but time is a great healer, I had my dog put down 3 years ago now. I still miss him, and I get emotional looking at photos of him, but it will get easier.

I still had the daughter of my dog to help get through it so maybe a new dog would help. Or try looking after someone elses dog on occasions.

good luck.

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It really so sad if your dog was died because it so painful to know that your dog has left and still the memory in him are still alive. - YORHealth