Loss of a Pet
Dealing with the Loss of a pet
The bond we form with our pets is unique and personal and so is the grief we feel when they die. All of us experience and manage with loss just a little differently. We can go through a wide range of emotional states: shock, guilt, anger, sorrow and loneliness. Others may simply feel empty. All of these things are normal. What is important is that you allow yourself to grieve as much or as little as you need and for as long as you need.
Talk with others. Share your precious memories.
Seek support from family, friends, and caring people.
Finally, the day will come when thoughts of your beloved pet will only bring you smiles.
Below are some resources that may assist you in making and coping with a very difficult time.
- Home To Heaven -FAQ regarding Euthanasia
- California Veterinary Medical Association -Information about how to copy with the loss
- American Assn. of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians -Veterinary Hospice
- The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement -Pet Bereavement Counseling
- Delta Society -Resources to aid you throughout your grieving process
- Pet Loss Support Page -Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
- Pet Loss Grief Support -Support Network
- Pet Honoring and Healing Sessions – Resource to honor those that we have lossed
“For the soul of every living thing is in the hand of God. “