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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Training Program Article on the Loss of a Pet

Good article about the pain of losing a pet.  It is never a mild affair but a family affair when we lose a pet because in reality the pet is really a family member.

Good article for those interested in pet loss grief counseling training program

Good article for those interested in pet loss grief counseling training program

Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Training Program

The article, Losing a pet is a family affair, by Jennie Geisler states

“It’s no easy thing to watch a beloved pet die. But cats, dogs and other pets simply don’t live as long as we do. A vet and a counselor offer advice on how to navigate the emotions when a family pet dies.

Eric Deane Twitchell, a veterinarian at McKean Veterinary Hospital, spoke quietly, as if he had a lump in his throat. He’d just come to the phone from euthanizing a 20-year-old cat, Sophie, surrounded by her family as she fell asleep for good.

″(Pet death) is such a common thing,” Twitchell said. “I’ve been on the end of it myself, but I can tell you, fewer things are harder, especially when there is ambiguity to it.”

He was referring to the decision by a pet owner that it’s time to end the pet’s life due to illness. His most recent case was one like that.

“Sophie was hit by a car over a year ago, crushed pelvis,” he said. “She was 19 when that happened. She did really well for a year. But her people made the decision based on the quality of life of the animal that it was time.”

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