Should a pet be shown that its partner pet is dead?
This already happened, but I?m still not sure if I made the right decision. I love my cats very much, and when one of them-Smokie- died of cancer, I didn’t want the second one to always wonder a) If the cat had abandoned us, or b) If the cat might come home one day, etc. That being said, I showed the other cat-Claws-Smokie’s body, and he became terrified, hunching and showing the whites of his eyes as he sniffed Smokie. It is a really painful memory, but I’m pretty sure it was the best choice. Any opinions?