Comforting a sick dog | Dr. Ruth Roberts

How do you comfort your sick or dying dog?

Your dog is cherished by the entire family. Even though it is never comfortable to consider their dying, the moment will come when you must say goodbye. Your dog may start exhibiting signals that its life is about to end, regardless of whether they have battled a fatal illness or is simply becoming older.

You and your family can be ready if you know the symptoms of a dying dog. Whether you let your dog die naturally or opt for humane euthanasia, you’ll be able to plan for their final days.

Anya Gore is an animal communicator, intuitive channel, coach, and healer.

We talked about what really matters to our animals and how animal communication is key to getting your pet’s views and input, so you can truly meet their needs.

The details of what they want will vary greatly..

Anya and I have known each other now for several years, she’s been a tremendous help for Hi-yo, for Pepe when they’ve had difficulties. This is her website.

She’s been working in a lot of different realms, obviously, including. Sort of team training, if you will or more creating you as the guide for your pet, but connected souls is what her business is that helps her help pet parents understand what it is that pets need from us while they’re still on the planet. And more importantly, if they’ve gone on to help us reconcile with our loss.

Hi-yo was my mom’s dog, you really helped us help her understand what her new life was going to be about and how to acclimate to that.

Hi-yo, my mom's dog | Dr. Ruth Roberts

When is it the right time to let our pets go?

“I think that animals, the ones I’ve talked to all have when that question is asked, when is it the right time? And they really clearly will let the person know if they’ve still got something, they need to do things aren’t quite finished for them.

And if they want, and often they have a job they’re still wanting to do in their life to do with their purpose, to do with why they’re here and to help their person as well.” 

-Anya Gore, Connected Souls


I had a Dog named Arnold many years ago. And that was his thing. He was not ready to go until I was okay.

And he was such a Valiant dog and such a sweet pup, but that was his thing. He was not going until I was prepared to lose him. And that is so courageous and so selfless. 

But I think many of our pets do that with us. Yes it’s but it is really hard. And I think that people don’t give their pets credit to know that.

Yeah, I’m good. I’m ready to roll or no, I’m really not ready. And because so much of our medical care, even the birth of our children has been scheduled to the convenience of the doctor, that’s part of what the loss of translation is for euthanasias. And and for end of life care, it’s on our schedule and not that individuals.


What do you do when they're gone?

I think it is useful to address it before the moment comes, just knowing that the moment will probably come one day without being morbid, but just to, see what options might exist and to think about some of, perhaps some of the ideas put forward there, because to be honest, I believe they’re good ideas for living anyway, it’s not just while our pets are sick and while they’re dying, I think there’s value in some of these ideas just as a way to live.

I think the world would be a much happier place, if we, all of us spent at least three minutes of each day just being present. And in fact it’s very funny because that’s the new darling of the biohackers is 30 minutes of white space every day, because it has to be programmed in.

But that’s the truth. And what that means literally is just go sit outside go play with your children, go play with your pets and feel free to take your mind off of everything. And I think that is just so critical.

I know complete madness. I think connecting with nature is absolutely key for me, certainly, but I think we can, we all need it. Even if we live in the middle of a city, we can find something, we can find a tree, we can find a patch of grass, something we can look at the sky.

Hopefully we might see a bird, any small connection to nature is vital for just rebalancing us and re-energizing us and getting things back into perspective again.

And that’s why the, all of these things like forest bathing and grounding and things of this nature are becoming so such a big deal because people are realizing that with disconnection, from the planet that we’ve sort we really lost our way.

If you’re not familiar with Anya’s work,  check out her website, and  we will let you sign up for her booklet about the information she has received from animals over the years.

And then you can learn a bit more about how she works as well.

Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.