Melanie F asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

I have 2 dogs. 4 days ago, I had to putt down 1 of my dogs. Will the other 1 remember the one that past away?

Okay well I had 2 dogs. The oldest one was 14 years old and the other one is 7 years old. So they were together for 7 years. Four days ago we had to putt down my oldest dog because he had a liver problem plus he stopped eating and we had to pick him up to go down or upstairs. The younger one tends to be the one seeking the attention. He gets really attached to us and our dog that past away. He was crying yesterday and had a bad dream last night. Does that mean he is missing him?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    First and foremost I am extremely sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things for anyone to have to go through.

    To answer your question, yes. The other dog will definitely know that the older one has passed. Dogs are constantly sensing your energy and I'm sure he knows that you're feeling sad among other things. The good thing about it is that this is a very natural process for dogs and will grieve and move on much quicker than humans do. Remember that dogs live in the moment, unlike people, and although your dog knows that something is wrong they will get through this much easier than you would.

    Again, I'm very sorry for your loss.

    Source(s): Lifelong dog owner
  • 1 decade ago

    Dogs do remember. And Im sure your dog is no different. He knows something is up, same as if you were leaving on vacation and he starts to act funny. You will probably notice him looking around trying to find his buddy. In all honesty that maybe the hardest part of the whole ordeal, watching him do this. Dogs dream just like anyone else and they have that keen sense. So, it very well could be that he was dreaming of the other dog.

    So, the answer is yes, he will remember and he knows that something isn't right.

    Like a human, he will heal in time.

    Im sorry to hear about your loss...its one of the worst things to go through.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. I have seen this happen many times with my own dogs. Just like people , they will grieve for a while then will slowly get over it. You will need to give it a lot of TLC the next few weeks. Eventually, you might consider getting another dog to keep it company. Dogs are pack animals and crave the company of others. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • 4 years ago

    If she's a first time mommy, her maternal instincts probable havent kicked in yet. Being deaf doesnt help a lot both because the yelping doggies cant be heard. I dont know yet in the course of the birthing of doggies, you would possibly want to oversee the mummy. If the puppy died via asphyxiation from being contained in the sack too lengthy, then it truly is comprehensible yet typically in the course of the birthing, if a puppy dies, you would possibly want to take it to the vets' to have it autopsied. it truly is only a precaution to entice close what happend and if the different domestic dogs might want to be sick. because your canines is deaf, I advise you keep the doggies in a separate basket or something because the mummy canines doesnt listen them so even if she sits on them or something, she wont listen them yelping. you would possibly want to encourage nursing consisting of your SUPERVISION. you position the puppy to feed at the same time as you watch so as that none of them get squished. for sure, there are continually droppers you should use to feed the domestic dogs yet then it truly is maximum suitable to get their mom to do it because the mummy's milk has food to assist with the doggies' resistance to ailment/ailment.

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  • Yes the dog will remember the other dog because if they were they close they will remember. To solve the problem get a new dog like the one you had.

  • 1 decade ago

    The behaviour of the dog u have at home is absolutely normal. You can bring the new dog to have the company. Otherwise everything will be normalized soon. Bring new toys for your dog to make him happy.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes!dogs grieve too.I lost my pom of 5 and half's years and my daughters dog comes to my house and hunts all over for him they were raised together,its been 8 months now and she still does it,runs everywhere,then just lays down even though i have two other dogs she igones them.time will heal it all or maybe get your dog a pet! bless you!

  • 1 decade ago

    I would say yes, I feel all animals grieve for loses. I am sorry for your lose. Give him time, does he still eat, if so that is good. I have seen animals stop eating after losing a friend.

    I am sorry

  • 1 decade ago

    Of course they miss a member of the pack when they go...cos thats what you all are is his pack...you will have to give him a bit more time to become the top dog now....

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe so. When one of my dogs stayed at the vet overnight (she was spayed) the others looked for her. I swear it.

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