Animals also know how to grieve when they lose the people they love. Just like it is with humans, the intensity of the loss and the manner of mourning this loss varies with dogs as well. This mother dog lost her puppies shortly after giving birth, it was heartbreaking for her.
A sad story happened in Suzhou, Anhui province, China. The owner of the mother dog is known as Mr.Qin and said the dogs ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ during labor. The dog has managed to find the shallow grave that had been dug for the puppies and dig through it to locate their bodies. The mother, who couldn’t seem to accept the fact that her children were really gone, tried to dig up her child’s ʙᴜʀɪᴇᴅ ʙᴏᴅʏ from the ground five or six times.
She licked their bodies morosely as the puppies lay side by side in the mud. The owner had to try to get the ᴅᴇᴀᴅ dog out of her mouth and comfort her by patting it on the head. But despite the success of a few times, the mother dog continues to be with her pups. Qin can only be by her side, comforting her during her this difficult time.
Losing her baby will make the mother dog depressed, especially the loss of a whole cub. If one of the many puppies in the litter ᴅɪᴇs, the mother dog will put aside the pain and focus on taking good care of the rest. And if losing the whole cub, its pain is many times more painful, it may show signs of sadness, loss of appetite. So their owners must know how to comfort it to be able to get through that sad time.