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    OK,before I use to more many 'thanks' I will go find the other thread lol

    I will say this though,I so wish Tonk had had the chance to 'see' that Lop was no longer 'alive' rather than just 'gone'. He will even now , hear her on videos I play and will come and watch the screen and then set off looking for her....he's not the same for days after. Yes,I have stopped from doing it , for both our sakes .

    Believe it or not thing I guess.
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    never been in that position, but, I think I would, just so they knew the dog was gone, and they're not always waiting for them to come home from the drive they took without them

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    And thats exactly my regret Jon .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    And thats exactly my regret Jon .
    Yes I wish I had done that too when my cat died. We did not...we could not think of anything like that as the death happened so sudden. After Tomodachi was gone, Hauser was looking for him and would stay where they played...Hauser was only 3month..
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    I think they do understand the difference between being dead and just disappearing. For example, my older dog (who has since passed away) she needed to go into the vet overnight. My husky girl who was about 2 then fretted and howled the whole day looking for her and carrying on. But when the old girl died, in the backyard, we allowed my husky to go in and see what had happened. After we buried the old girl my husky was very quite and subdued for about two weeks. But there was no howling and no fretting because she knew what had happened to her friend

    I guess at the end of the day it depends on the individual dog. But I will always let them see each other so they can know what happened. I won't take away my friend's best mate without an explanation
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    Quote Originally Posted by alacrityvirtue View Post
    Is it wise to show the remaining dog the dog once it has been put down so she knows it has died? My thinking was that the remaining dog can grieve and know that her friend has gone and why she has gone.
    I wouldn't do that personally, and no I don't think it would be 'mean' if you did.

    Don't know what else to say really, you are the judge of your other dogs temperament and if you think it would be of a benefit to show the deceased dog to your other I don't see any problem with it. It might also be of some kind of benefit to you showing your other dog? deeply personal action.
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    My previous dog was there when her friend (a friend's dog) was PTS and buried. She lay at the edge of the grave as they filled it! I don't know if it helped her (definitely didn't cause her any distress) but it just seemed right.

    I don't think dogs have the same reaction to death as humans do, so I don't think it's mean at all.

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    I think animals know exactly what death is. There has been many examples of animals moarning the loss of a loved one. Elephants have been known to shed tears and the whole herd will mourn the loss of another member.

    Hye - Although I agree we shouldnt pass on the feelings of humans onto our animals I dont believe they are as emotionally stunted as you suggest.

    After reading what others have said I can see how it can be an important process to moving on.

    My personal choice would still be not to do it, same as I wouldnt want to see an open coffin.

    YOur dog is only Young, I dont think it will affect your dog as much as you are expecting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I think animals know exactly what death is. There has been many examples of animals moarning the loss of a loved one. Elephants have been known to shed tears and the whole herd will mourn the loss of another member.

    Hye - Although I agree we shouldnt pass on the feelings of humans onto our animals I dont believe they are as emotionally stunted as you suggest.
    After reading what others have said I can see how it can be an important process to moving on.

    My personal choice would still be not to do it, same as I wouldnt want to see an open coffin.

    YOur dog is only Young, I dont think it will affect your dog as much as you are expecting.
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    i whis i kol but she bride in some girls yard i not know i just wish i can find her to say my good bye is locked in my heart it that bad that im de to find her and thank them for beening there for ruby
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