Lethargy, increased vocalization, changes in appetite and bowel movements may indicate dog grief after a loss.
Grieving dogs may appear more clingy and anxious or withdrawn and aloof than their usual demeanor.
Some grieving dogs struggle with housetraining and may have accidents they are normally housebroken.
Grieving dogs often sleep and eat more or less than normal and lose interest in toys and activities.
Sleep & Eat Change
Use patience, routine and additional affection to support a grieving dog adjusting after a loss in their life.
In most cases, a grieving dog's symptoms will resolve over 2-6 months as they adapt to loss. Seek vet if concern lingers.
Adding another pet to the household can ease grief, but wait at least 2 months before adopting to avoid displacement.