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Is it normal to feel as though i've lost a family member with the passing of my dog?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most owners feel they r family members.

In brief: Yes

Most owners feel they r family members.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
This should lessen with time though, and talking with other family members and sharing your feelings may help.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Awwww...

Was this your very first dog?

In brief: Awwww...

Was this your very first dog?
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Harold Bacchus
how long was dog with you..?
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

For most of us our animals are family.
We want them enough to bring them into our homes, care for them under all circumstances, go through the growing pains they all have and love their quirks and personalities. In return they give us unending affection in spite of the frustration and scolding we show at times. It's no wonder then that when they are gone there is a very empty spot in our heart.

In brief: Yes

For most of us our animals are family.
We want them enough to bring them into our homes, care for them under all circumstances, go through the growing pains they all have and love their quirks and personalities. In return they give us unending affection in spite of the frustration and scolding we show at times. It's no wonder then that when they are gone there is a very empty spot in our heart.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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