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Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Training Article on Finding a New Cat

Good article on dealing with the loss of a pet, in particular a cat, and how to determine when it is the right time to find a new cat.  Obviously not a cat to replace the lost cat, but one to share your love with for the next years.

When is it time to find your next cat after a loss? Please also review our pet loss bereavement training

When is it time to find your next cat after a loss? Please also review our pet loss bereavement training

Please also review our Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Training

The article, “How Long After Your Cat Dies Should You Wait Before Getting a New Cat?”  by Kellie B. Gormly states, 

“Losing a cat is devastating for a household’s humans and other pets. While no cat can replace another beloved cat — each pet, like each person, is unique — hopefully, you will open your heart and home to a new cat at some point. But how long after your cat dies should you get a new cat, and what can you do to make a successful match? Experts in pet grief offer many pointers, though all emphasize that grieving a pet is an individual process full of gray areas and subjective feelings.

“There’s probably not necessarily a right or wrong answer,” says Eric Richman, a licensed independent clinical social worker with the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine hotline for people grieving a pet. Trained veterinary students staff the hotline, which offers free phone support.

“I don’t think there are any absolutes in this field,” he says. “I would encourage anybody to talk to somebody — their veterinarian or a professional in the field.”

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