I'm wondering what other members opinion is on the replacement of a pet.
Someone I know always gets a new puppy just before they have their oldest, sickest dog euthanased. My humble opinion is that the oldest, sickest dog is probably aware of the reasons for the new puppy. This would explain why the oldest, sickest dog does not take too kindly to the new puppy. I really think that it's a bit cruel to bring in a new puppy before the euthanasia of the oldest one takes place. I believe that one has to mourn a pet and buying a new one isn't always the answer.