How do you consult a dog after her "brother" passes away?

On Saturday night my family dog, Rocky, passed away. He was 10 years old! He had many complications and Muffin was his sister for 3 years...now Muffin is left alone. My parents don't want to get no more dogs because its too emotional and hard when they pass away. What can we do to "consult" Muffin?

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  • Richard AtchesonRichard Atcheson Northern USAPosts: 3,570Member
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    Too late for you, but in The Other End of the Leash, Patricia McConnell suggest letting the surviving dog see the body of the one that died. All I can suggest now is plenty of love and attention.
  • Sarah LundleySarah Lundley OaklandPosts: 894Member
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    Be patient with Muffin. She most likely will mourn the loss of Rocky and her behavior may be different for a few days or weeks. Take her out for walks frequently. Get her engaged in activities and that may help her. Don't get another dog soon. Let Muffin adjust to her loss and when it's time to get another dog, you'll know.
  • Tod KnudsenTod Knudsen MovillePosts: 3,793Member
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    Alot of extra attention, even if it is just sitting and brushing the dog. I had a father and son that were very close and when the father passed the son was lost and would run the yard like he was looking for him. I just spend some extra time with him and kept talking to him to try and keep him happy.
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