Grieving the loss of your pet is a painful process

In many ways, our pets are our best friends and family.  They're with us unconditionally.  So when the time comes to say goodbye, we owe it to them to put our own feelings aside and make the right decision for them.  The BC SPCA says pet guardians should put quality of life over length of life.

Spokesperson Lorie Chortyk says when a pet reaches the point where they can no longer live without pain or distress, it's really your final act of kindness. 

"When they are at that point when they are suffering and they can't make that decision, they are really relying on you as their best friend to relieve their suffering."

Chortyk says to help with the grieving process, pet owners can memorialize their furry friend by putting together a collage of photos, recording happy memories in a journal, or planting a memorial tree.

Tuesday, June 11th is World Pet Memorial Day

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CFAX 1070's James Gardner is memorializing his dog Dixie who passed away May 16, 2019. 

Dixie spent many hours in the CFAX 1070 newroom helping James prepare his daily newscasts.

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