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Squicquero: Grieving and celebrating your pet’s life

  This last week, I celebrated Holly’s life. She entered heaven on Oct. 16, 2005. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Grieving and celebrating your pet is an article about losing a pet but also cherishing the pet’s life.  It is painful to lose a pet but it is also important to love and remember. The sad reality is pets do not live as long as we do and pet loss is a common experience throughout a pet owner’s experience.  How to cope with it and to learn how to remember and cherish is an important part of recovery in

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Grief over dog’s death inspires 5-year-old and mom to co-author children’s book

Grief over dog’s death inspires 5-year-old and mom to co-author children’s book

  The sudden death of their beloved Golden retriever inspired Portland writer Lisa Cohn and her 5-year-old son, Michael, to write a children’s book and blog. A book release party benefiting Oregon Humane Society will take place on Oct. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A book that addresses the issue of pet loss grief.  If you having a hard time coping with the loss of a pet, especially your child, this book could provide some insight.  If you are interested in learning more about pet loss grief counseling, then please review the program In the meantime, if you are

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Coping with Pet Loss – Saying Goodbye to your Angel Animals.

Coping with Pet Loss – Saying Goodbye to your Angel Animals.

  “Despite the lack of understanding from others, you realize that the life and death of your animal companion must not – will not – be forgotten. The brilliant light that illuminated the darkest cor… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It Can Be Hard When Coping With Pet Loss Pet loss grief can be very difficult to overcome.   Some people do not understand grieving over the loss of a pet.   It is like losing a family member.    Sometimes it is good to read about it and know that there are people that understand your pain. A new book about

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Loss of a pet can teach us about death

Loss of a pet can teach us about death

Last week I wrote about children and loss, having unearthed our children’s old mouse house. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a pet is usually the first experience a child has with grief.  It is a sad moment but also a great teaching fact of life for children to learn to cope with grief and understand the nature of death.   (Child grief counseling is a whole other ballpark.)   However by experiencing loss and death now, child can be better prepared for what life has for them.   Where there is life, there will be death. See

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Counseling in Pet Loss

Counseling in Pet Loss

There’s debate as to whether animals comprehend loss of life the way humans do, but when we see photos like this, the answer seems crystal clear. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Counseling in Pet Loss – How Animals Grieve. Pets suffer from grief just like humans do.    How pets grieve is no different from us.   They miss their friends and wonder where they have gone.   Counseling in pet loss also shows that pets will lose appetite, won’t sleep or can seem depressed. See on www.huffingtonpost.com

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Pet Loss Support Group Allows Owners to Grieve

Pet Loss Support Group Allows Owners to Grieve

Society may minimize the loss of a pet, but Gulfside Regional Hospice is looking to raise awareness. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pet Loss Support Is There. Grieving over the death of a pet is hard.   It is a very emotional time.   Losing a pet is just like losing a family member.    That is why there are pet loss support groups available to help.   Dealing with the loss of a pet is never easy.   However it is something you do not have to do alone.    Some of society might minimize this loss, so it is our job to raise