Pet loss is a disenfranchised grief. We need to talk about it.

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I knew the day had come. However, there was no way to fully prepare.

My family first noticed our 15 year old boy Yorkie, Gigi, had trouble breathing at the end of August. Each of her breaths became more and more labored until, almost at once, she stopped eating, then drinking, then walking. All she could do was lie on the floor, conserving her energy for any laborious work, inhaling and exhaling.

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