Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

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Dr. Dan Gottlieb's late pet shih tzu, Cinnamon. (Image courtesy of Dr. Dan Gottlieb)

Dr. Dan Gottlieb's late pet shih tzu, Cinnamon. (Image courtesy of Dr. Dan Gottlieb)

WHYY’s Maiken Scott spoke with psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb about the grief of saying goodbye to a beloved animal – and how we work through it.
She spoke with Dan after he had just put his shih tzu Cinnamon to sleep, following a long illness.

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