The singer was abroad promoting her new album "Artpop" when the rest of her family bid farewell to the dog who had to be put to sleep due to her condition, reports contactmusic.com.
The singer took to Twitter to express her grief.
"My puppy Alice died. We had to put her down, cancer ate away at a little angel. My daddy is so sad, we all are, lost a member of our family," she posted Wednesday.
She further added: "I love being an entertainer, but it is so painful sometimes to be away from home. 17 years she held on, so many memories. Nothing beats."
--IANS (Posted on 30-10-2013)