Dog’s life spans are regrettably much shorter than ours. That means that there is a high likelihood that you will experience the pain of being left behind. Whether it’s due to old age, chronic disease, or an abrupt accident, your dog will eventually cross the rainbow bridge. But even if we know this to be true, there is no way to fully prepare ourselves for the pain of a beloved dog’s passing.
The most we can do is watch for the signs so we know it’s coming, and use what time there is left to say our goodbyes and give them the send-off they deserve. You will know that your dog is dying when it starts to have poor control over their bodily functions and manifest changes in behavior.
Let’s discuss the signs in greater detail below.