I have never had to do this and I am not sure how to tell the kids our dog has cancer and that at this point we just have to make her comfortable and decide when it is time to put her down. Any advice or has anyone ever gone through this.
Answer by older at 10:46 AM on Oct. 23, 2010
Answer by Angellinda at 10:48 AM on Oct. 23, 2010
Answer by iluv2meow at 1:59 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
Talk about how your body is made up of cells. You can even go to the library to get the books that talk about this. When cells grow out of control it is called cancer. They grown too fast and make a person sick. Our dog has cancer and these cells that have taken over some parts of her body. Sometimes when people or animals have cancer there is treatment and medicine that makes a person gets better. Sometimes, no matter how much medicine that is given, you cannot get healthy again. Our dog is very sick and will soon die. It is our job to make our family member comfortable and we don't want our dog to hurt. Sometimes certain types of illness can be painful.....I would use this as an opportunity to talk about sickness, dying, and what it means to be dead. Also about what my beliefs about death and dying are in the spiritual sense. Hard. But this and advantage to having pets.
Answer by frogdawg at 2:51 PM on Oct. 23, 2010