10. Mourning the Loss of Fellow Pets
Although not much research has been done on the grieving process of pets, parents with more than one dog know they can become quite attached to each other. When the dogs are adopted around the same time, many life experiences are shared well into old age. Signs of dog mourning include decreased activity and appetite, restlessness or anxiety, sleep disturbances, depression, and “searching” for his missing friend. You can help your pet through this difficult time by giving him more attention and, if you’re able, by replacing his departed companion with another pet.