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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification Article on Pet Loss

Good article on dealing with the pain and grief of losing a pet.  Too many losing a pet is more than just losing an animal, but a friend and family member.

Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification

Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification

Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification

The article, HOW TO COPE WITH THE UNIQUE GRIEF OF LOSING A PET, by GWENDOLYN PURDOM, states,

“The relationships you have with your pets are different than any other relationship in your life. While your differing views on politics or your last boyfriend can complicate your bond with your mom, you and your dog (presumably) have no such issues. Pets love unconditionally—and hey, they’ve seen you naked, sick, crying, and drinking straight from the orange juice carton. It’s no wonder that walking, feeding, and snuggling with them becomes an important part of your daily routine.

And when your pet dies, it can feel like a staggering loss—yet it’s a grief that is often not recognized by other people. Elizabeth Allen says the pain she felt after of losing her cat Fiona took her by surprise in many ways. And she didn’t even get a card. “That’s what really affected me the most because she was my first pet and she was, to me, like a child,” Allen says. Now a pet grief support specialist at the San Diego-based pet hospice and at-home euthanasia provider Paws Into Grace, Allen has dedicated the nearly 20 years since Fiona’s been gone to helping others through the experience of grieving a pet.”

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