5 Amazing Things to Know When Your Dog Dies


When your dog dies, it is heartbreaking and yet there is more going on than you may realize. Animal Communicator, Danielle MacKinnon shares 5 amazing things to know when your dog dies, gleaned from her psychic communications with pets.

5 Amazing Things to Know When Your Dog Dies (or any beloved pet!) Transcript of Video below

Today we’re going to be talking about the five things to know when your dog dies. This also applies to every animal and pet as well as all animals have these feelings. 

As an animal communicator and pet psychic, I’ve had the opportunity to work with thousands of animals in some stage of crossing over. Today we are looking at the five things that people wish they’d known when their animal crossed over. My hope is that this can help you go through the crossing over process with your pet, or help you heal if your pet has already crossed over.

1. How the Spirit and the Body Work Together

When your dog dies (or cat, horse, hamster…) it can feel devastating. The first thing people are relieved to learn about their animal crossing over is how the spirit and the body work together. The animal spirit begins to leave the body before the process of death has happened. The spirit actually starts backing out of the bum of the animal.

The way the spirit and body work together is why some people report their dog, cat or horse as very spacey right before they pass. The physical body and the spirit are beginning to separate. This can be a big relief for a lot of people whose beloved animal experienced a lot of suffering or pain. Knowing that the animal is not actually very present for that suffering, is not actually focused on that suffering, and instead focused on the detachment process between the two, is focused on the separating out of the spirit from the body, it can help ease a lot of hearts and I’ve seen it help ease a lot of hearts.

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2. Accidents Don’t Happen When Your Dog Dies

The second thing that people are so relieved to learn around a beloved animal crossing over is that there are no accidents. It can be hard to believe when you’re hurting, but I’ve never intuitively connected with an animal and had that animal say, “Hey, I wasn’t supposed to die at that time.”

No matter how hard that crossing over was, it’s always planned by the animal. And it’s planned because that animal came into our lives to help us grow and evolve, and when the animal’s done their job, what happens? The animal lets go of their body and moves on to the next level. I have a little video about on my Youtube channel as well that goes into much more detail. The quick summary is that they do plan their passing, and they choose to pass when the time is right for the bigger purpose of why they came here.

Animals also choose who’s going be with them. When your dog dies, for example, they choose who’s going to greet them and what they’re going to cross over of. They choose who’s going to be actually with them for the moment of the passing or who isn’t going to be with them. And it doesn’t have anything to do with how much they love you or don’t love you. (See my Animal Lessons book for more about all of these choices.)

3. Pets Don’t Care About Their Physical Body (for their sake)

The third thing that people are so relieved to learn about an animal crossing over is that the animal itself (my dog, cat, your horse, guinea pig, rabbit, canary, whoever it is) is not attached to their physical body anymore. It doesn’t matter to them what we do for them whether it’s burial or cremation (or whatever). It simply matters that we do what feels good and honors our relationship with them. They know how helpful it is for us as humans to be able to honor and have closure, and have a moment where we’re really in gratitude with them. That’s all they want.

4. It’s Not About Forgiveness

When your dog dies, (or cat, or horse etc.), you may feel devastated and possibly guilty. The fourth thing that people are grateful to learn about their animal’s passing over is that forgiveness is not an obstacle for our pets.

You may be saying to yourself, “Does he forgive me?” or “Does he know how much I loved him, even though I didn’t do X, Y, and Z…”

When I connect intuitively with an animal who’s human is worried like this, the animal ALWAYS says, “There’s nothing to forgive. I was here with this human. The human was doing their best and I was doing my best.” They don’t look at any situation where there could be behavior to forgive. In fact, it’s just a moot point.

Forgiveness is simply about unconditional love. Animals have mastered unconditional love. We have not. That’s why we worry that they’re not going to forgive us, because we don’t get that. But they live there in unconditional love. This is how they go through life. And so that unconditional love is there whether or not we made a mistake, whether or not we missed something. It doesn’t matter to the animal.

5. The Long Distance Relationship With Your Pet When Your Dog Dies

The fifth thing that people are so grateful to learn about their pet that’s crossed over is that they can still have a relationship with this pet. By having a relationship with their pet on the Other Side,  I mean the animal can still contact you! The animal, the dog, the cat, the horse, whoever it is, still comes by and visits, still hangs out, and can still send signs and messages. I have several videos about how to get a message from your pet on the other side, the top three ways to get messages from pets on the other side on my Youtube channel.

Even when you’re grieving for the loss of your pet, you can still be in contact. Yes,  you’re grieving and feeling sadness, loneliness, and that horrible weird surreal feeling, but you can still connect with your pet! Imagine being able to hear from or get a sign from your pet on the Other Side. It means that when your dog dies, the relationship hasn’t really ended. It’s simply changed.

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How to “Get a Sign From Your Dead Pet”

This is a very truncated version of how to get a sign from your pet – but it will give you a headstart! When your dog dies or any beloved pet dies, even just taking step one can help! I’ll use a pet named Bella in the example below.

  1. Call on your pet.  By calling on your pet, imagine you’re sitting on the sofa, and you say, “Okay Bella, I’m calling on you now.” Imagine Bella coming to greet you.
  2. Say aloud, “Bella, will you give me a sign today? Please give me a sign today.” What you can’t do is you can’t ask for a specific sign. Leave that to your animal on the other side. You’ve got to let your animal do it!
  3. Your job is now to put yourself in a place of trust. Say to yourself, “All right, I’m going to be open to this and trust what happens.” You could even repeat the mantra, “I’m going to trust the signs” throughout your day. 

Maybe you’ll hear her name unexpectedly? Who knows! If you can trust the sign, guess what? Your animal on the other side gives you way more signs.  Want more videos to help you cope with the grief around losing your pet? Get my free What Your Pet Wants You To Know When They Die Video Manual