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How do I talk to my children about putting our pet to sleep?

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Make a time for your entire family to say goodbye. Explain what's happening in advance to help them prepare for the loss of their friend. The American Humane Association recommends books such as Fred Rogers’ "When a Pet Dies" as a way to provide comfort and understanding for children.

From: What Happens When You Put Your Pet to Sleep? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/6/2018

SOURCES:

American Humane Association: "Euthanasia: Making the Decision."

The Humane Society of the United States: "Euthanasia Reference Manual." 

Interview: Kristen Brauer, DVM, Tampa, Fla.

Interview: Bill DeBusk, Pet Angels, Pinellas Park, Fla.

The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories.

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

SOURCES:

American Humane Association: "Euthanasia: Making the Decision."

The Humane Society of the United States: "Euthanasia Reference Manual." 

Interview: Kristen Brauer, DVM, Tampa, Fla.

Interview: Bill DeBusk, Pet Angels, Pinellas Park, Fla.

The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories.

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

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