Category «Pet Loss»

How To Help Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

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People often ask Marty Tousley, grief counselor and Pet Loss course instructor at Self Healing Expressions, "Is it appropriate for people to memorialize a cherished companion animal?" Culture usually determines what is considered appropriate reason for bereavement, and pet loss is not usually included. Intense loneliness is a normal feeling following the loss of a pet and will often leave you feeling quite low, even with the comfort of others around you. And although by this time, most members are feeling significantly better, they are resolute in saying that they will always carry within their hearts, the painful memory of the person they have lost.

The End of the Line: Facing Decisions About Your Animal's

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This all happened so fast, as Joey was fine up until that morning. Children need age-appropriate support—that is, counseling and support that correlates to the way a person processes death at a certain age—to deal with the effects of the loss of a parent and the ensuing grief. Many people do not realize how traumatic and confusing death can be on a child. I don’t believe any one is ever prepared for the death of a beloved pet. The truth is that the loss is painful because we develop strong bonds with our pets, and for good reason.

When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet Loss

Emily Margaret Stuparyk

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However you do it, crying is something that you should not be ashamed to do. People are capable of simultaneously loving and caring about both animals and humans. Available at DogWise.com This compassionate book comforts those who are grieving the death of a pet by acknowledging the need, as well as the right, to grieve the loss of a beloved companion. Remember the wonderful times you two had together – how your pet made you laugh, comforted you when you were sad and showed you unrestricted love and devotion.

Not Forgotten

Alexandra Day

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Your reactions are influenced by the circumstances of a death, particularly when it is sudden or accidental. It should not happen when another well-meaning person thinks it should happen. Whether people realize it or not, love is what we are really seeking and what we need to sustain us. It’s amazing how much you can miss a cat. It could be $1 a month, $20 month, or more. Bereavement, also referred to as grief, is explained as a series of responses to a major loss. There are a lot of things that people do or say that can accidentally hurt, like handing you tissue when you start to cry (versus just letting you talk or cry and having tissue around, in case you need it).

Pet loss. (Grief Notes).(grief counseling for those who have

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Read stories of love and recovery written by the wonderful people of the Pet Grief Counseling program! The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. I had a client who was so grieved over the loss of her wonderful old cat that she stopped at the shelter on the way home from the veterinary hospital and adopted a gorgeous black cat who looked almost identical to the cat she had just lost.

The Secrets of Lost Cats: One Woman, Twenty Posters, and a

Nancy Davidson

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The manner and intensity with which a person grieves will vary. The most sensitive and emotional act I perform for owners is the humane euthanasia of a pet. You may feel a whole gamut of emotions and be unsure of how to structure your life without the routines of caring for your pet. A key resource is a state-by-state guide to pet loss resources and support groups; click on the map to find resources in your state. It is best to be prepared so that when the upset comes, you can help the survivor adjust.

Boy, 1978-1987

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Be available to let your child discuss his/her feelings about what happened. Our energy remains vital, and although still difficult, life retains its continuity." More than half the surviving pets became more affectionate and clingy with their caregivers. Does culture shape the the way we experience emotions such as grief? Since the surgery, he started going downhill. I even paid an extra charge to get his biopsy results in three days as opposed to ten, The fourth day after his surgery the results were in he had lymphosarcoma.

Drift Smoke: Loss and Renewal in a Land of Fire

David J. Strohmaier

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She will often stay close to her dead offspring for short periods of time and may investigate the reasons for the baby's non-response. The grieving process can look different for different people based on: The type of attachment one had to the loss. Each day, do at least one thing that brings you joy. ThePetLossCenter.com A Message From Coleen Ellis, Founder The death of a beloved pet is an emotional paradox. Until now there were very few resources on what do when your pet died.

To Absent Friends

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Encourage parents to involve children as much as possible in decisions surrounding the pet’s illness and death. A grief support group can provide much-needed support and resources so you no longer need to feel as though you are alone. It helps to be specific about what you need. The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595.

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and

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Children in this age group know that death is irreversible. Does your pet still enjoy previously loved activities or is he/she able to be active at all? I can't even go anywhere near there without breaking down. The new cat will be seen as a stranger and a territorial invader. This information can provide compassionate support and resources for dog lovers who have lost a beloved companion. People all go through a process to help them deal with and release the hurt, and everyone has their own timetable to complete that process.