How do I cope with the death of my dog?

I just found out that he has cancer today and we’re going down to the dog hospital later to say our final goodbyes. I haven’t been able to stop crying for over an hour and I know it’s not going to stop anytime soon. This is going to be extremely hard for me as I’m a very emotional person and the dog and I had a... show more I just found out that he has cancer today and we’re going down to the dog hospital later to say our final goodbyes. I haven’t been able to stop crying for over an hour and I know it’s not going to stop anytime soon. This is going to be extremely hard for me as I’m a very emotional person and the dog and I had a very special bond. We loved each other endlessly and he slept in my room with me every night. I know it’s going to be really hard, but is there any way to cope with it? This isn’t going to stop affecting me for over a year (I can already tell) so id like to try and lessen it up.
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