How do I cope with the death of my dog?
Last night we found out she had cancer, and so if we wanted her to live she would have to continue to suffer. She was 9 years old. SO. We had to put her down. I didn't want to leave her terrified before she died, so me and my mom stayed with her and watched her and pet her before she died. It wasn't traumatic for me or anything, but last night I fell asleep and woke up a few hours later and immediately thought about her and started to cry.
I understand crying and over-thinking is normal. I know she's in a better place. And isn't suffering anymore. But I feel this horrible guilt that I didn't appreciate her enough and didn't make her life as happy as it could have been. I feel like it's my fault and if I love another dog I'm being unfaithful to her & I could really use some helpful advice.