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The Deceased’s Furry Friend.
Losing a loved one is never easy, and it can be even harder when there’s a beloved pet left behind. If you’ve been entrusted with looking after a deceased person’s dog, it’s important to be sensitive and to do everything you can to make sure the dog is well cared for.

Here are some tips:

1.      Make sure the dog is in a safe and familiar environment. It’s important to try and keep the dog’s routine as consistent as possible, so try to keep them in their usual home if you can.

2.      Get help from friends and family. Caring for a dog can be time-consuming and emotionally draining, especially during a difficult time. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help looking after the dog.

3.      Consider using a professional dog walker or pet fostering service.

4.      Keep an eye on the dog’s health. It’s important to monitor the dog’s behaviour and overall health to make sure they’re coping okay. If you notice any changes, like a loss of appetite or changes in behaviour, talk to a vet.

5.      Stick to the dog’s regular routine. Keeping the dog’s routine as consistent as possible will help them feel secure and give them a sense of normality during a difficult time. This includes sticking to their usual feeding and exercise schedule.

6.      If you need to, find a new home for the dog. If you can’t look after the dog long-term, it’s important to find a suitable new home for them. This can be a tough decision, but it’s ultimately in the dog’s best interests.

Looking after a deceased person’s dog can be tough and emotional, but it’s also a chance to honour the memory of your loved one by making sure their furry friend is well looked after. By being sensitive and caring, you can give the dog a loving home and make sure they’re well cared for during this difficult time.

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