How to stop crying after putting my dog to sleep?

my dog was put to sleep yesterday and I cant stop crying. all day I was bawling my eyes out. do you have any ideas on how I can feel better? and dont say remember all the good times you had together because im doin that and its makin it worse. I need to get over it so pleeease pleeease pleeease help me.

Answer #1

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It takes time to heal from a loss like this. Just as it would anyone you love. Time is all that heals. Whether it is a person or a beloved pet. Cry and grieve it is all natural.

I don’t think it matters really when you get another pet. I think it is an old wifes tale that you won’t like a new pet because it will remind you of your lost pet. I actually think another pet can be with you and help you heal..

I would not get a pet just like the other or name it anything like your lost pet. Just like you wouldn’t get another person that would be just like a lost person, you loved. BUT if you had say a Boston Terrier and want another Boston Terrier, get one. They are not the same personailty. I have 4 and none of them are alike. They actually don’t even look alike, they are all Boston Terriers but look nothing a like.

Best to you and you will always love and remember this pet you loved and had to let go of. But time will make it easier.

Answer #2

Don’t try to stop. Let the tears come. You need to grieve for your dog. In time, the pain will subside, although you will never forget your friend.

Answer #3

buying another dog an calling it the same name as your last pet doesnt work, it only makes things harder because 1.that dog wont look the same ownt have the same peronality

  1. it wont do the same things as your last dog did
  2. it will only upset you more calling another dog the same name im sorry 2 hear about your dog, your bound 2 b upset dogs are like family!! try takeing your mind of things bu doing things wiv your friends etc? xx
Answer #4

You need to cry and not be over it right now. It will get better, but don’t rush it.

Answer #5

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends, so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

This poem sometimes helps you, by reassuring you that you’ll see your pet again someday. If you truly believe it, you will feel better about it. But NEVER be ashamed to cry. It washes away all the bad feelings inside. If you bottle it up, the pain will never leave you. I know it’s not enough to think about the good times. It does hurt to think about it. My thoughts are with you. God bless. <3

Answer #6

Was the dog sick in some way? If yes, then think this:

If your dog continued to live, it would only be enduring pain everyday. It’s best if it leaves the world. But that’s alright, because it’ll always be in your memories.

Answer #7

I am a Father to a 12 year old Daughter, and I just told her last night that we are going to have to put our Golden Retriever to sleep this week. Our Golden, Daisy, has had diabetes for nearly a year now, and we have had to give her two insulin shots a day, everyday since she was diagnosed. Well… even with the best care possible, buying VERY expensive prescribed food for her for nearly a year now, she has digressed very fast. She now has cateracts in both eyes, hence complete blindness. She has lost nearly 30lbs. since diagnosis, and has a very hard time getting around now. As it has become evident that we have done all we can for her to prolong the inevitable, and now the time has come. My Daughter doesn’t know life without her. One thing that helped my Daughter (while I was telling her the bad news), was asking her what are the benefits to Daisy by doing this. She answered, “she won’t be in pain any longer”, She will be able to see again in Heaven”, “She’ll be able to eat whatever she wants” etc… By doing this, although she was just balling, it was helping her little mind reason with all the “Why’s”. Why does this have to happen now? Why Daisy? and many other why’s. In addition to handling this pain with my Daughter, Daisy really has become my Dog, acknowledging me as the “alpha male”. So in addition to trying to help both my Daughter & Wife in dealing with the pain, I’m trying to stand strong myself which I’m finding much harder than I had expected! I’ll be the one taking her to the Vet, saying goodbye. And I can only hope that God gives me the strength to keep it together, as Daisy is like loosing a child to a certain degree! I’ll keep you in my prayers, and ask God to put your heart at rest. I sincerely feel your pain! God Bless!

Answer #8

I’m so very sorry for your loss. one of my cats died almost 2yr ago, so I understand your pain. nothing made me any better. I have her ashes in my living room and lots of pic’s of her. I have my 2 others cats, but I never considered getting another cat. that may work for some people, but not me. that’s like saying one child dies, so have another one! don’t hold your emotions in, let yourself cry as much as you need to. in time your pain will ease and the sadness will become less. if you need to chat I’m here for you.

Answer #9

I am sorry to hear about the news but crien is normal so you should cry! But what ever you do DO NOT GET ANOTHER dog for 1 you will get attached to the dog but then the same will happen to the dog. But if you think you could get threw another death then you should get a nother dog. But all to say is cry it will take a while…And just tell your friends and cry w/ your friends b/c if your friends are truly your friend then they wil under stand and help you get threw your hard time! Im so sorry about the news I would cry if my dog died to b/c my dog is my best friend my dog is my life!

Answer #10

I’m sorry and I hope you get to feeling better and I’ve have just notice a lot of people on here are very mean but, any way I’m sorry :~{

Answer #11

Actually Getting over it takes a little time. I have had to Have Long time pets to sleep before and then turn around and go to work, Talk about doing something hard. After about a week or two you may want to think about what qualitys you would like in a future pet. And about getting worse. . . . You will be better mentally and physically if you go ahead and let it out now. . .

Sorry to hear about the pet. hope you get to feeling better.

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