Coping with a Missing Pet
Tactics to use (or to avoid) to help your child cope with a lost family pet
You may know what you'll say if the goldfish goes belly-up or the gerbil is found inert. But have you wondered what you'll tell your child if you discover the door open and the dog gone? Here are the tactics to use (or to avoid) in the first frantic hours after beloved Fluffy or Buster goes missing.