Hi, I just lost my beloved Cavailer King Charles Spaniel and I am utterly devastated. He was only 8 years old, and like so many purebred dogs, developed a heart murmur when he was 6. It apparently got much worse and he passed away in my arms after several days of misery. I took him in to see his regular veterinarian who said the heart had gotten much worse. He arranged for a cariac ultrasound on Tuesdaym but it was too late, Foster died on Sunday. I know I can't change anything that led to his loss,l but I am wondering if you have had any experience in counselling people who have lost a dear pet, or if you yourself have suffered this type of loss and lived through it. I am beside myself with grief.