YOUTUBE star Nikki Phillippi was criticized after revealing on May 3 that the family dog had been euthanized.
Phillippi, who has 1.3million subscribers on her channel, received heavy backlash after making the announcement.
What happened to YouTuber Nikki Phillippi's dog?
Nikki Phillippi revealed on May 3 that the beloved family dog Bowser had been put to sleep.
The heartbreaking announcement was made on her YouTube channel and on Instagram.
"Bowser had an aggressive side that reared its ugly head a few times over the years," she wrote on Instagram.
"After a lot of counsel, we decided it was time for Bowser to pass peacefully on."
She added: "We didn't want to make this decision ... as I'm sure you can imagine.
"I'm not kidding when I say this was one of the saddest days of my life."
She finished: "We will miss you forever Bowser."
Phillippi and her husband Dan said that Bowser, a bull terrier, had been involved in several disturbing incidents, including one that involved their son.
"In some ways it's been anticipated for a really long time, and in others, it was completely shocking," Phillippi said in the YouTube video.
"Never crossed my mind - 'oh, now we're gonna have to put Bowser down' - I just thought, 'Oh, he's just gotta be in the right home.'
"But after getting counsel from multiple professionals who are with dogs all the time, all of them said that, they all said the same thing."
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"Some dogs can't live with kids but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to live," one person wrote, according to Insider.