Dog Can Hardly Breath While Crying When Visting Cemetery To See His Late Owner’s Gravestone
Feb 13, 2019 by apost team
Do dogs really grieve? That's a question that a lot of people seem to ponder about. It's for sure they are loyal and loving but do they actually care when a family member isn't around anymore?
It seems that there are many stories that prove that not only do they care but they actually mourn. Death can be as difficult for a dog as you or I. They are lost without their owners.
The dog is named Wiley and he is a therapy dog and in this video, he's lying on the grave of the owner's grandmother. The grandmother and the dog were very close and you can tell the dog is completely devastated by losing her.
This video is heart-wrenching and quite sad in general. It has generated many views and comments of those that are concerned for Wiley and others that aren't quite sure what to think.
Sarah, Wiley's owner, posted a description of the video describing how she feels about Wiley's response.
It's been reported that dogs have been noted to grieve over the loss of a loved one and it's actually a very common thing.
Some will have mood swings and others will even become depressed. Some signs of depression in dogs are: eating less, drinking less, and whining and howling more. Some will even sleep more than normal or appear tired all the time.
Just as humans do, dogs need to grieve and also need to understand that it's normal and not a bad thing. But, they don't need to for too long. The same as us, they'll need to get back to their normal life so that depression isn't consuming them.
In order to help them make a recovery from a loss, try and involve them in some fun physical activities. These type of exercises release serotonin that will boost the brain and create happiness.
It's not been proven that animals truly grieve but given this video and others like this, it's no doubt in my mind. What other reason would a dog have to act like that?
Take a look at the video and see what you think. Do you think Wiley is really grieving? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below and don't forget to pass this along to your friends and family to see what they think, too!